First Week of October
As I was preparing for a visit from my Seattle family, I received news that the three photographic works I submitted for the juried exhibit (see announcement above) were accepted. That was a few days ago. My son, his wife and their twin daughters (age 2 1/2) have returned to Seattle and life is returning to active normal here. According to Socrates, "beware the barrenness of a busy life". I keep reminding myself of this and have made a good effort keeping some time open each day just "to be" and keeping a couple of days open on the calendar each week for spontaneous things, working in the studio or whatever strikes my fancy. It is so easy to get overbooked. I'm especially thinking of this as I prepare for upcoming art events, autumn garden chores and preparations for an overseas visit to northern Greece and beyond. The juried exhibit is exciting for me because this is the first year since I started submitting work (about six years ago) that all three pieces were accepted. This is no doubt because I submitted paintings as well as photography in previous years. I haven't had as much experience with painting as with photography and decided to stick to photography this year. I'm challenging myself to complete another 20 paintings before I try submitting paintings again. Below is a photo taken by one of my friends who came to the opening of the Fall Members' Exhibit.
And here ere are some works from my archives that have an autumn feel. One is an acrylic painting exploring autumn colors. The other two are drawings executed in the autumn season. Enjoy the season!