Thursday, March 5, 2009

Art Exchange

Long, long ago, in January, while I was still warm and living in tropical Bali, I was honored with an invitation to join in an art exchange. Sharon of Flat Sound of Wooden Clogs invited me along with several other talented artists to make this exchange a fun winter project. Of course, my old buddies insecurity, inadequacy and fear came to visit. How could I possibly be part of an exchange with my crazy style. Admittedly, I am a bit of an impatient scribbler. I draw and paint cold New England buildings, unusual Indonesian/Balinese experiences and observations, cats and dogs I don't even know, Sophie and most recently her dog toys. But I said "yes, I'll do it". Of course, I haven't done it yet...but, others have...

Watercolor by Laura Starrett (5"X7")

This watercolor arrived a few days ago from Laura at Laura's Watercolors. I love her style, just look at the reflections of the boats in the water, and her blog is a joy to visit. Thank you Laura for this wonderful watercolor. It is in my studio where I can see it everyday. Of course, it also reminds me that I am a bit of a deadbeat...

Collage by Sherry Thurner (8"x10")

Sherry of Late B(l)oomer does the most amazing collages. Did you see her most recent Virtual Sketch Date collage of Lake Louise here? I had quite admired the above collage she had done for the January VSD and now, it hangs in my studio. How cool is that! Thank you Sherry.

So all the participants will get art from beautiful Bali...soon...I hope...

6 comments:

owenswain said...

Sounds like great fun. Enjoy.

laura said...

Thank you, Jennifer--I'm glad you like painting. Sounds like we have some friends in common, namely Anxiety and Insecurity ...
It will be wonderful to have a painting from Bali--a beautiful place I'll likely never get to (I still hope to get to Maine someday!).

Sharon said...

These are so pretty, and both have that lovely orangey/red/purple/blue thing going on. (And really, I'm feeling like I am the main deadbeat at this point...)

Sherry said...

This exchange has been wonderful motivation for me to go to my studio (I use the word loosely) and make stuff, but more than that it has been a chance to pay attention to other artists as people. I love it.

Kim Saxe said...

Oh, you are lucky. I remember that collage - inspired!! Your iris painting is gorgeous!

Sandy said...

What a glorious exchange!!