Working for the first time in over a month in the STUDIO! With the plumbing problem came the water damage to some of my artwork and supplies. I had to clean out areas and rethink how I stored things in the studio. Then came the Irish Week Celebration in here in Erin. It's been crazy. Today I just enjoyed sitting and painting small. The "Lime Kiln" is 8" square and the two minis are tiny. I'll be working at the chamber tomorrow morning and then back to the studio in the afternoon. I have a few more minis to do.
Erin's BIG DAY is coming up on Sat., March 17th. My studio will be open and there will be vendors all over the town along with a carnival for kids and adults alike. We have a parade with real floats, the old fashion kind. It's a lot of fun. Stop into my studio, I'm on Hwy 49 between the only two traffic lights in town.
I have been revamping the storage closet in my studio. I had water damage and I needed to get everything off the floor of the closet so I never have to experience anything like this again. Well, for weeks I've been dealing with this and I was a very unhappy camper. Yesterday, I didn't even want to go into the studio, once I did, nothing went right. I kept knocking things over, etc. I came home and had to watch two episodes of Golden Girls. I just needed to laugh before I went to bed. This morning I went in and it just all came together. I still have some finishing touches and my studio will be better than ever. I'm looking forward to doing some art again.
I got up early and headed to Hopkinsville Community College to take down my exhibit.. I had some good help, my wonderful husband. Thirty-nine artworks packed up and delivery back to the studio in time for the Irish Celebration March 17th in Erin. It went very well until the last crate. My portable dolly folded as I came through the threshold of the studio. What a mess!
Even if I didn't get to work in the studio last week, I did manage to get this small pen and ink done. This scene is located in Carlisle TN in Stewart County Hwy 49 beside Carlisle Market.
I love my studio and I'm so lucky to have it to go to and work on my art. It great to have a place to share what I do with others who stop in to visit.
Last Tuesday after my drawing class, I noticed trouble in paradise. My toilet wasn't flushing right and water would back up in my sink when I flushed the toilet. I called my landlord and he got someone over immediately. The problem wasn't just in my bathroom but everyone in the building was starting to have troubles.. . . .Long story short, almost a week later it was fixed. I had a little mess to clean up but it could have been a lot worst than it was. Since everything had to come out of the back closet, I'm taking this opportunity to get some light in there. I did manage to get some drawing done during all this. I'll share the drawing tomorrow. I still love my studio and I appreciate my landlord taking care of everything as quickly.
The Drawing Workshops in Clarksville and Erin ended last Thursday. We had a one postponements due to snow, but we are done for now. I'm always amazed at how well the students do. It was a lot of fun and I hope the participants enjoyed being there and learning as much as I did teaching it. I do love to draw.
Some of the participants are wanting a composition class next. It would be a one day class. If you are interested, let me know. It will be in May or June.
My wonderful, sweet little sister went with me yesterday to hang 39 pieces of my artwork in Hopkinsville, Ky at the Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). She's not an artist that draws and paints but she is a great designer. Her decorating skills are outstanding, so I knew she would have an eye for hanging the show. She did a fantastic job. She did most all of it while I worked on title blocks and business, etc. The show looks fabulous, thanks to her and all her help. She has always been my "Little Buddy" and always there to help to paint my house, pack and unpack when I moved from one state to another. I have a very close and special family of two sister and my brother, they come to every show and reception I have. They are my biggest fans and I love them dearly.
It was a great day and I enjoyed being with my sister!
Yesterday I packed up my show at the DAC and next week, I will unpack most of them in Kentucky. I will have a solo show "The Many Facets of J Felts Art" the month of February at the Hopkinsville Community College. The exhibit will take place in the Auditorium Building on the HCC campus at 720 North Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2100. The artworks are mostly the same as the show in Clarksville, but a few have been added and a few needed to stay at home with me. Hopefully those pieces can make their way into different exhibits around the southeast. If you are in the area, please stop in to view my work.
This is the commissioned piece I worked on and delivered last week. Thanks Mary Ann for the opportunity to paint this special home place, I enjoyed doing it for you. I appreciate your reaction when I handed it to you, Priceless!!! Below are photos of the piece as I was working on it. Thanks again Mary Ann.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.