July 18, 2012
|Christine's Street in CT.|
The summer is flying by and I have been happily wallowing in my art and creating new work for the upcoming fall show season.
Last week, I left the county line and travelled to the opposite side of the country to see two of my very dear friends, Christine Phelps and Anna Sprague. It was a trip planned and discussed for some months, coordinated with each pal so I could visit both of them like stepping stones, one after the other. The trip went without a hitch.My first visit with Christine (whom I had never met in 3-D) was an intense and joyful time of creating lots of mixed media art, including spun cotton ornaments, paintings on wood blocks, and another painting inspired from one of my ceramic plates. We both worked feverishly in Christine’s basement studio in Connecticut. The temperature was cool down there and we were often visited by Christine’s family members, including feline friends. Her studio was crammed full of treasures galore, which Christine generously offered me a free-for-all! I learned many new techniques from the master herself, Christine, which lives up to her mantra “Art Makes Life Magic.”