I’m finally back to normal in my studio after a wonderful experience at the Artisan Expo in Santa Fe where I taught a workshop and gave a demonstration on Dura-Lar with Golden Acrylics. Once back in my studio it was a massive job to clean-up and reorganize the masses of supplies I’d taken to Santa Fe.  For once I was smart and set up packets of paints and Dura-Lar sheets for my next few workshops as I was putting everything away. Upcoming workshops are listed on the Golden website on my workshop page.

In my last post I showed several paintings on Dura-Lar, commissioned by the Grafix Company for their display booth at the Artisan Expo. Here are the other two paintings, finished in the nick of time. The image at the top, Flower Play, is shown on one side, and below is flipped so that you can see the second side. Two for the price of one!!

Flower Play

Flower Play, Side 2, Acrylic on Dura-Lar, 24×19



Sunrise, Acrylic on Dura-Lar, 19×24

My next task is to organize and write a second newsletter. The plan was to send one out every 6-8 weeks. Suddenly the 8 weeks is up—so am running behind but am shooting to get one out by the end of the week.

It turns out that there’s a lot to learn using The Chimp (Mail Chimp) mailing service. Apparently I’m going to need to keep track of people in not just one but two places—my own contacts (address book) and in the Mail Chimp’s too. Which means I need to sync up both lists (around 500 people). Which will create chaos in my brain. And the need to develop yet another system.

Despite all odds I’m determined to get back to my painting schedule—at least 4 hours every afternoon, every day. After all, that’s the reason I do all this other stuff!