Geez, how long has it been since I set my colored pencils and paintbrushes aside to buckle down and truly focus on writing? Sifting back through the old blog post pile, it looks like it was WAY back in August 2017 (you know, ancient times as far as the Interwebs go) when I wrote about my Art Vs Writing Smaackdown.
The odd thing is that when I wrote that post, I totally thought I would miss working on my drawings and paintings, that I would set aside one day a week to work on an art project, that I wouldn’t fall so whole-heartedly back into my writing world. I was wrong. So wrong. I’m verging on obsessive with my yearning to get my new stories out and bursting with ideas for more tales. I’ve yet to set aside a day for “Art Stuff” and with the new production schedule I revealed last week, I don’t see Dedicated Art Day happening any time soon.
Okay I’m rambling. What’s my point? My point is that despite my lack of new art creation, I still have one final obligation to the art world. So, beginning tomorrow is what I expect will be my very last art show. Trust me, I’m not sad because these things are a pain to prep for…although this one was pretty simple since I had everything ready from all the shows I did last year. You know, the shows that were complete flops like this one, this one, and this one (sigh).
This will be another show with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, and isn’t it rather fitting that my final show should with the group who gave me my first show!? (By the way if you are an artist who lives in Clackamas County, you need to get in on this group…they are WONDERFUL to work with.)
The Virtual Art Show
Since I know most of you won’t rush out to Oregon just to attend this last hurrah, I thought I’d give a little virtual tour of what’s going to be on display**.
We start off with some acrylic work called “Red Dance”
Oh, and look a collage made it in! (“Moonlight“)
Then we have some more colored pencil work with “Popeye“, “Bright as Daylily”, and “Pink Lewisia.”
And we round out the display with another acrylic painting called “Pelican” (clever, huh?).
**If any of these pieces interest you, please let me know. I’m really really REALLY trying to find them new homes and am featuring some “Warehouse Clearance – Everything Must Go!!” prices.
Where and when is this final hurrah happening? Here’s the details…
The show begins 12 April and ends 5 June 2018
Cafe Gallery – Clackamas County Development Services Building
150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon
Building Hours are Monday through Thursday 7am to 6pm
What’s everyone else up to? Any final projects you’re seeing the last of? Any new ventures coming your way? Finn McSpool and I will be back on Saturday (although he still hasn’t told me what we’ll be up to…yay, surprises!!).