This post seems likely to head in several directions, since I've been on the road for a week and a half now, without much computer time and with lots happening. First, here is a link
to view an online album of my work currently on display at Darnell Fine Art
in Santa fe, NM. The show also includes the work of Bill Gingles, and as anticipated the pairing of the two of us worked very well in evoking both similarities and contrasts. The opening was last Friday night and was a fun evening of conversation and connections. I also spent time in NM with family and also with friends old and new, looking at art, talking about art, and generally soaking up the rich culture of art in Santa Fe and surroundings.
A couple of days after the opening, I left NM for Colorado...a trip memorable for great scenery along the way (see photo below) and a lesson learned the hard way--do NOT follow a GPS in remote areas! I ended up getting pretty lost and actually fording a small river in my Subaru before finally getting to Telluride, where I am currently teaching an Oil and Wax Workshop.
The workshop is my first one that is four days long, and although it's tiring to teach, I am appreciating the extra day of class, and excited to see how far along the work is coming. The facility in which I am teaching is a building that houses the American Academy of Bookbinding
. A light filled, spacious studio, with views of a mountain and cascading waterfall--it is truly a gorgeous venue and an honor to be there.
One more day of class, then the long drive home. Once I'm there, I'll be finishing up my work for my exhibit in Dublin in September, and a Level 2 Oil and Wax Workshop that I am teaching the end of the month in Wisconsin...leaving for Ireland in early September. I think then I will catch my breath.