The last few months has sped past us like a rocket! Way back in February, my husband (who happens to be my partner in all things fun and creative) officially registered us for an art show called Open Studios. Open Studios allows artists of every medium and every level to participate and show their stuff to the public. For both of us who have only made art for recreation, this was a pretty scary way to light a fire under us. So our goal was set: 4 months to make art that we would want to show.
Since that fateful decision in February, we have dedicated our weekends to experimenting with acrylics, collage, plaster, spray paint, stencils, ink, digital media and charcoal. Many of our pieces are collaborative - but quite a few are also solo attempts. We've learned a lot and one of us has even learned how to NOT be such a control freak during collaborative pieces. (Yes, that would be me).
To date we have 40 pieces and counting. Yet we've only just begun! We're proud and exhilarated and nervous as we prepare for Open Studios in just 2 weeks: June 2nd & 3rd.
If you happen to be in the S.F. Bay Area (Richmond, California to be exact), we'll be showing our work in a shared space with 15 other artists. I'm more than happy to send you details to this event; there will be food and beer and art and lots and lots of beautiful people.
Here are some "behind the scenes" photos...