Monday, January 24, 2011

Kate Paul's Solo Exhibit, "Ardent"

Last Friday I went to the opening of a solo exhibit of fellow artist and good friend Kate Paul. Her show is titled, "Ardent".  Kate explained that the title is more about her than the art.  I've come to know that the word explains her well and she and her work are one. 
I can't say I've ever enjoyed an opening as much.  Her paintings are alive and thought provoking. 

The exhibit is at Level One Bank in Ferndale, Michigan.  This is no ordinary bank mind you.  It looks more like a high end architects office with a really nice gallery that takes up more than half of the space.
 The exhibit runs through February 25.  This is a must see!

Check out Kate's website here!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's all good.

At the beginning of each year I like to set new goals for what I want to try to achieve by December 31.  Lets see which goals were set for 2010".  They were "paint more, eat less, exercise more, catch up on my house chores, organize the garage, spend more quality time with all the people that I care about and oh ya, more me time!"

Hum! Lets see... Paint more?  I did!  Eat less? Lets just say that's a work in progress.  Exercise more? Part of the year!  House chores and organize Garage?  Some.  Spend more quality time with my family?  For all but 3 months of it!  More me time?  Not so much. 

I completed 15 paintings for the year, held several classes and workshops, was involved in a few group exhibits, Won a People's Choice Award,  judged an art show, guest speaker for a couple of art groups and did the Ann Arbor Art Fair, ( for the first time), as their Featured Artist.

  I'm not going to beat myself up over what didn't transpire.  I think I'll give myself a thumbs up for what I did accomplish and Try try again for this year.  It's all good.