I was going to start the year off with a flurry of art activity. But then, on the way back from picking art up that was not going to be in last year's Anton Holiday Show, had a car wreck. The entire back interior exploded, shattering the bins that held my artwork. There was one canvas painting that was too large to fit in a bin, so I had left it loose. I picked it up to look at it, and by some miracle it survived completely undamaged.
That painting was a bit of a style breakthrough for me. I actually created an entire series of Lilac art to cement the idea in my technique. For a long time I was seeking a way to bridge the gap between my watercolors which contain black ink work, and my acrylic paintings, which have not. Using a very liquid acrylic and a really tiny brush, I discovered a way to bridge that gap! I have 3 sister paintings available in the series, but this one is definitely gracing my home as part of my private collection. A reminder that there is an unseen force guiding us all through the turmoil that life can bring.
The accident, well that definitely stalled all of my plans. Shortly after, our main water line had to be replaced. We could not afford to pay for another car and the repair bill on the water line, I decided to take a break from driving for the remainder of the year, if not longer. Since I had to rely on a ride any time I needed to leave my home studio, I have not signed up for many shows. In fact, just the one from early Spring and this year's Holiday Market at the Anton Art Center, because it is really a short ride from where I am. Luckily, if you are not near Mount Clemens, Michigan, you can purchase art from my website!
You may have noticed a few pieces have been hidden from view, because they will only be available through the Anton Art Center this November and December as part of their annual show and fund raiser.
In the meantime, you can visit back soon as I will finally be placing additional art up for sale! As always, thank you for your support, feel free to share this post, and contact me directly with any questions as comments are turned off due to a crazy amount of spam!
May you have an artful day!