1.07.2008

how I spent my winter vacation



This picture of Tarpon Bay, Sanibel Island, Florida, was taken on the last evening of my winter vacation (if you don't count the two days spent getting home after that). It was a nice quiet vacation in which once we got on Sanibel, the only time we left it for a week was to go to the neighboring island of Captiva.

I did keep a journal of the trip in a Moleskine Japanese Album, an concertina style small book. I did some small watercolor sketches in it, so I did do art. And I had a lot of time to think about my art, be inspired, and just goof off looking for sand dollars.

And I came to this conclusion: I need to spend the winter MAKING ART. As I've been learning about marketing and the business side of art, I've slowed down in the studio. It's time to get back in there and do the work. So off I go. I'll keep you posted.

Oh, and if you happen to be in the Keokuk, Iowa area (maybe to check out Eagle Days), check out my two person exhibit (with Ann Miller Titus) at the Keokuk Art Center/Keokuk Public Library during the month of January.

Or my piece, Strata 2, at Form, Not Function in New Albany, Indiana.

1 comment:

kathy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, Barb. Glad you are back and working!