22nd Annual Members' Exhibition February 2 - March 9, 2013
Saturday, February 2 from 8 - 11 p.m.
Usually there's a wide range of visual and sculptural art from Buffalo creatives, I've never been disappointed. I will be out of town for the opening but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't go! Here's my post about the show a couple of years ago: Big Orbit Member Exhibit, redux
I'm on winter break with my kids, I had a terrific Christmas and I can't wait until New Years. I was so looking forward to some snowed in days of relaxing and painting. Here I am writing a blog post. Because I just can't get started.
I can't imagine why, I feel like my painting has taken so many giant leaps forward this year. I've painted a lot, and I feel like my paintings have been steadily improving. I've even had some success in selling prints & even a small original, at a couple local pop-up markets this season. So what is keeping me from painting today? Its actually been maybe 4-6 weeks since I've put brush to canvass. The only thing stopping me is me!
I think I even did pretty good on last year's New Year's Resolutions, except I did end up doing a lot of finding myself. As it turns out, I really am in my happy place when I'm making art. I wish it felt like enough. I wish I could conquer the self doubts that are keeping me from being in the studio right now. I want to keep pushing my work, but sometimes it makes it so hard to get started. I likely won't be able to paint everyday, with work and a few more Architecture License exams on the horizon it seems like a bit too much. I know I need to fit it in. Ok enough moaning and complaining, I'm going to go start something.
**** March 19, 2013 ****
I'm going to amend this post with this video, sent to me my a close friend:
I ate on Thanksgiving, I balked at Black Friday, I slept thru Cyber Monday. I will have the best gifts ever for my friends and family this year.
The mall has always bothered me and I've tried everything to avoid it in the past I've gone all homemade gifts, or all gifts starting with the letter R. These were not as big hits as I had hoped. This year I've got a sure winner. I'm going LOCAL for the holidays. (and you should too!)
Next week all of Buffalo will have an excellent opportunity buy local in a festive atmosphere, at the
I'm not just saying this because I'll be there with my favorite table mate InkyBench. (Who else is going to watch the table when I hit the food trucks?) I mean it, there was such a great variety and quality of you are sure to find something, and something that you will not find anywhere else. There will be a collection of nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of WNY, too!
Saturday November 10th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at The Rose Garden Early Childhood Center, 257 Lafayette Avenue
Its super late because I've been preparing paintings and displays for Saturday's (wait that's today's) Pop-up market.
all the info is here:on buffalo rising
I'll have lots of paintings, some crafts and will be there with inkybench! woot! see you there