July: 5 days in Truro at Castle Hill Center for the Arts to study with Deborah Dancy, an artist whose work I had discovered while browsing sites one day. I was struck by both the immediacy and chance present in her work and also for her unabashed usage of the color pink. A mixed media and meaning workshop. Processes introduced tipped us on our sides. A camaraderie of varied interesting participants adding vitality to the afternoons. Each morning would begin with a hint or a lesson we should follow for the day. Limiting marks, color choice, and imagery. It was a week of distilling. eliminating the unnecessary, leaving behind a simple truth on paper.
Collage and mixed media experiments on paper
August: Some visiters, bike rides, swims and potlucks. Held my 2nd annual open studio (previously mentioned post). Delivered #1 boy back to college, spent a night in Vermont. Oh and the dahlias! They are amazing this year as always.