Friday, August 1, 2014

It is August!?




This year has flown by! 
My health has been mostly stable, thank The Lord! The mild flares I have dealt with have been an inconvenience from time to time (there was a week or two my vision kept me from driving) but, otherwise, I feel great and my energy is steady. 
 
~I participated in Tioga Winter Art Fair this March. I had a blast! I will be doing it again next March. Amazing art, great people, cool weather- I don't tolerate the heat any more. 
 
~I have painted a great deal, at home and also at every opportunity I have for painting LIVE!- I love painting at events!


 
~I participated in St. John's River Festival of The Arts in May, what a fantastic weekend!!


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

"Grace & Flowers" is a 30"x40" original commission painted for a client- her beautiful home is absolutely full of incredible artwork. I am so honored that she asked me to create this custom piece.
 
~I enjoy painting LIVE! during Artwalk Gainesville every month I get a chance!
 
 
 

 
 
These are the pieces I remembered to photograph!
 There have been a few I've missed. 
 
~I have work displayed at Gainesville Lighting Gallery, an amazing shop in Thornebrook Village in Gainesville.
 
~I have had my work in Galleria Lyons, a new super fun gallery in St. Augustine for a couple of months now... wild!
 
~I have been accepted to participate in Spectrum Miami in December.
I am still overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation! I am so honored! It's really a dream come true to be part of such a large event- and just to be in Miami during this art-filled week!!!
Now is the nitty gritty of funding this large of an event. I'm doing my part:prayers, affirmations, staying happy!
And painting up a massive inventory! 

~I also have small juried show I will be participating in this month, I will be August's featured artist for Artwalk Gainesville. I've been invited to be the featured artist at a local restaurant, and display work for a month or two...
~I will be attending Gainesville Fine Art Association meetings...
I am loving the local art community!
 
~My Etsy shop is still open for business!
More will be available there soon... go buy something :)
 
I also hope to blog again before another eight months go by! Yikes!!!
 
This has been the condensed version... when I list all of my art goings on in one place, I am really, really grateful for where I am.
I am surprised at how much I am actually doing and saying Yes! to...  Sometimes I feel like I am not doing enough... Dreaming as big as I am, I ought to be pushing harder ... painting more, getting art in more places.
I'm actually doing way more than I remember!
I am also taking more breaths and painting with the boys more regularly... I had gotten busy and out of that habit. Painting together is grounding and inspiring. It will be happening on the regular again.
 
I am blessed and grateful.
Happy August Everyone!
~Jess