For a person who adores winter and cold weather and the Far North, I'm surprisingly also a lover of August. August is slow, golden, and ripe. Every year as the last days of July approach, I fall head over heels again. That light--- honey-colored and with a tinge of blue, too, in the afternoons--- bewitching.
This particular August is important for me, both in terms of what I've completed and what's to come, in my art life.
Nine illustrations for Walter Magazine in their August issue! Here are a couple of them:
The work for my art show with my dear friend Ippy Patterson, opening August 30th at the Ackland Museum Store! Can't show it now, but will after opening day. But, whew, to be finished with the work feels so good!
And in other news, Italy... the Adriatic Coast, to be precise ! I've been selected to attend a conference in Rimini, Italy in October on the theme of travel and blogging. Expenses paid, the opportunity to meet wonderful travel bloggers from all over the world, to meet with and brainstorm with people in the travel trade in Italy, to see what can happen when people who are passionate about travel and telling their travel stories get together! This is the second such conference and it seems to me to be a particularly Italian and lovely concept! More about this later!
Forgive me for my July absence, but you can see I've been busy in the studio!
Happy golden August to you!