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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whew xs 2

Whew.  Whew.  Had to say it twice.  It's only noon but I've put in a full day already contacting 8 workshop retreats about possibly teaching later this year or in 2012.  This is one of the things I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE about being part of the Pendleton Art Center--I learned about two of them and got inspired by another artist and decided to research and see what I could make happen--I already have samples for several of the types of classes I would want to teach so we'll see what transpires through the rest of the week.  Sadly, I missed out on a couple of them but I'd really love to teach for the fall and into 2012--not to mention get to travel a little bit.

Catching up on email.  45(!!REALLY!!???!!) emails fromt the Art Shop Co-op about publicity for Alumni Weekend.  Sending updates on my solo show that opens June 10th at the Oxford Community Art Center, (http://www.oxarts.org/) 10 S. College St., Oxford Ohio entitled "Recycled + Repurposed = Reincarnated" (an environmental statement) and also arranging set up plans for the show, getting a photographer and press coverage, as well as choosing the environmental group I want to donate 10% of sales to (The Oxford Society  www.theoxfordsociety.org) and letting them know my intentions.

Watered the wilting plants and the dog--yep, she loves to play "chase" with the water.  Think we'll video tape her and send it to America's Funniest Videos--could use $10G!

Not to mention that my dreams were all about teaching art, making art and my art show.  Only actually slept about 5 hours and I'm feeling a little woozy.  Going to eat some homemade soup and get to the studio--today is finishing/cleaning, photos and packing day for the art show items.  Whew.  Whew.  Whew.

Changing Blogs

After having set up a blog on the website and finding that it just wasn't working well--I never could remember to log in correctly and there wasn't real great ways to access a list through Word Press on my website www.bohemianartcafe.com/blog.html, I'm going to give this a try for a bit and see if I do any better at keeping up to date.  Honestly, between tweets, facebooking, and blogging, I need a full time intern to keep up with my social media!!  I'm not sure if I will add a link or take it off entirely.  I'm going to have to get new business cards in the not too distant future so I could probably add it there.  Trying to keep up with everything is a full time job--Etsy shop needs attention, website gallery needs updating,....when is a girl to do her art?

Am in the final throes of preparations for my solo art show "Recycled + Repurposed = Reincarnated" using all found objects.  Its been a busy couple of months and I'm worn out--ready to deliver the goodies to the Oxford Community Art Center on Wednesday and get my art studio cleaned up again--I know we've been experiencing bad weather over the past month and we were lucky enough to be missed by the horrendous storms that have caused so much heartache elsewhere...but I can't help but say that right now, my studio does look like a tornado hit--call it a localized tornado.  It's been hard to keep focused with the 40+ items stacking up and waiting for final clean up, signatures, and packing.  Tomorrow is the day for that--and a little bit of final work on a couple of last pieces.