throwing small thoughts out and watching the ripples
Friday, August 20, 2010
Happy Friday - August 20, 2010
I'm still participating in Jamie Ridler's Happy Book Club, which meets online on Fridays. Summer attendance has been sporadic - I don't think there's any such thing as "lazy" days of summer - seem to be more of the "hazy" and "crazy" days. And it is flying!
But it's been mostly wonderful and exciting. Wednesday, Ethan was one week old. He continues to be the hit of the household with his brothers and all the rest of us. I put together a little Smilebox slideshow with photos from his first few days. Are you familiar with that resource? It's really fun to do - to put up a little show of your vacation, or family events, art projects - and is relatively easy. It's also free, unless you want a fancier version with customized music, etc. But even then it's very reasonable.
Torn from Home - Diptych
The other exciting thing for me is that I'm getting ready for a solo show - my first. It's just at the Unitarian Fellowship nearby, but the space is lovely, and it has kept me working hard this summer to come up with a theme that will pull some of the various things I do together. I've made some new paintings for it, besides planning to display some previous work. I'm a little anxious about getting the final details in place. But I'm also energized by it. I'm hoping it will give me the confidence I need to try for some other shows and competitions.