Dusk is a special time of day, a time when nature sometimes surprises us with the gift of natural beauty. I love to just sit for a moment, sometimes with a glass of tea or wine, and just absorb the beauty in the landscape.
These times can be peaceful and restorative, and give me the energy to do what needs to be done at the end of day. I encourage you to take a quite moment with nature to feel the energy and joy, and you will be well rewarded.
Thank you for the many requests to play games on Facebook. I'd love to play with you, but don't have time. I'm at the studio early almost every morning, and tired by the end of the day! Although I check in with Facebook whenever I can, because I love catching up with you, I'm unable to spend much time there. So, this pair of palm aces are the winners. Hope you win, too!
The number of visitors to the island continues to grow, many coming from the frozen northlands for a bit of sunshine and greenery after a brutal winter in much of the country. It's fun to make new friends and hear their stories.Talk on Marco Island is all about being named the number ONE island to visit in the country, so we are gearing up for even more visitors. Talk about March Madness!
Many thanks and much gratitude to Diana Williams, a fine art appraiser who initiated an artist listing for me on AskArt--The Artist's Blue Book , after visiting my studio last month. There are thousands of artists listed, with information about their lives and work, I'm delighted to be one of them. There's a discussion board on this site allowing additional notices of interest and facts about listed artists. You can see my listing here . Buying or selling of paintings can be done in a separate section of the site.
My studio/gallery is opened on most Tuesdays, thanks to Holly and Cece, who have been a great help. My occasional studio assistant, Nicholas, helps me frame and ship, and also climbs the high ladder to change light bulbs and focus them on the paintings--a never-ending challenge, since I move things around all the time. Their help allows me to focus more on painting, which I'd much rather do. We'll probably keep to this schedule through April.
Upcoming Events March 20, 4-5:30 pm. Thursday, is another of my Tea with the Artist - We'll celebrate Spring! As before, we will have tea, and some goodies, and yes, PRIZES. Bring a photo of yourself with one of my paintings to be eligible to win!