Sunday, May 16, 2010

This Blog is One Year Old!

It's hard to believe that a year has passed already since I did my first post. That first post was just a "Coming Soon" announcement and the very next day I did my post on the 2009 Parklane Gallery Miniature Show, including photos of the reception. My prior post was on this year's 2010 Parklane Gallery Miniature Show. I have come full circle after 91posts. When I started I wasn't sure I would have enough to say or enough time to say it. However, I have actually enjoyed writing about my work and doing the works in progress. It does take a bit of time but I do think it's worth it. I have learned a lot along the way and I find it is a great way to document my own work as well as other things of interest about the shows I participate in. It's been very rewarding to have made friends through blogger connect and to read and comment on other artists' work. I do participate in other social networking, like Facebook but I much prefer blogger.
As to what I have planned for the near future? Right now I am working on a small acrylic painting, 6" x 6", for a show called, "Art of the Garden". "It's art work to enhance the garden or to bring the garden into the home." I don't know if it will get in the show, but it's a good opportunity to do something different than I would normally do, or haven't done in awhile. Also, I like to participate in local shows. I only wish I had more time to do two paintings. Isn't that always the problem, so many things to do, so little time to do them?

Next week I'll be hearing from two festivals I've entered. The acceptance letters go out for the Edmonds Art Festival starting on the 17th and LiveARTS Bothell on the 19th. I'll have much more to say about the two show when I find out and when the festivals get closer.

The next several projects I have in mind are... I want to do a Fathers' Day painting for my Dad and Dad-in-Law. I only need to come up with the design and do two in time for shipping!! After that there are two other shows that I want to do new work for, the Lynnwood Library Gallery Show and competition called, "Green" and the "Arts of the Terrace" Arts Festival in Mountlake Terrace. Both shows are in late September, however the Lynnwood show's deadline is July 31. For the Lynnwood show I want to do either a silverpoint landscape, or a graphite on film work. They will both be normal sized drawings. The Mountlake Terrace show has in addition to regular categories, also a miniature art category. I would like to submit work to both, drawing and miniature categories.

So as well as keeping up with this blog in documenting my work, I'll be creating the new works and attending the shows and receptions. I think I'll have enough to keep me busy! So, as always thanks for taking the time to read this.


9 comments:

Dors said...

Best Wishes Barbara for the upcoming shows. You have been so busy.
I have learned so much from your Blogs, WIP etc. I am always in awe of your work. I too love the friendship on blogger, it's like we have a lovely little art community here.

It's been a great year and I hope we share many more.
Hugs

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging Barbara - I always love stopping by to see and read what you have been up to and to gain some inspiration from your artworks :)

AutumnLeaves said...

Congratulations on a whole year of blogging! And your work and energy and determination are wonderful Barbara. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, though I already know it will be beautiful!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Happy Blogaversary! Here's to a wonderful new year ahead full of more beautiful artwork and blogging your adventure.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks you two. It's also such a great way to meet such nice folks and eveyone is so supportive!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Karen and Dors. You two are quite inspirational too! It is a great blogging art community and it's great to meet people from all over and down under! Hugs back! : )

Jane said...

Hi Barbara--Yes congratulations on your 1st Bolgavesary---I have so much fun reading your page and seeing what you are doing! Cheers to many more years to come :) Janie!!!!!

Tracy Hall said...

Well done on your first anniversary Barbara! Your blog is always great to read and its a lovely way to be able to keep up with your work and exhibitions. I agree with you about preferring the blog too :)

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Tracy. I always enjoy reading yours, too.