New year, new CSA program
Happy 2015! What would a new year be without the usual new year’s resolutions. So this year I decided that I would have one, and only one, resolution. I resolve to not beat myself up when I don’t accomplish all the things I want to in a day! Well, there it is. That’s it. So the first test of my resolution came in the way of looking back at 2014. When I was updating my website toward the end of 2014, I realized that when I created the Community Supported Art (CSA) program, I called it the “First Annual”. I will admit that part of me was tempted to go back and “edit” that part out but I really enjoyed taking time to make more art. Even though I don’t have the entire 2015 CSA program figured out yet, I do have the first art installment done. I am also planning to introduce you to three additional artists as part of the program. Look for more information in the future.
I have always been a huge fan of words and love the unique images that can be created by them as each person interprets them in their own way. For this year’s CSA, I plan to use quotes from my expansive collection to inspire the work I will create. For the past few months, I have been exploring art techniques using watercolor pencils. My painting for January, “Succulents on a Ledge”, was based on a quote by Lorraine Teel, U.S. activist, longtime head of Minnesota AIDS Project,
“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room.”