Happy Art – Finding Your Zen

Well I really needed some “Zen” in my life these past two weeks. Some of you may have noticed that my site was down for a while. I received a call from a friend saying they could not find my website. Panic set in when I could not find it and after several calls to the website host it turns out it was accidentally deleted. After 8 or 9 hours on the phone with a wonderful tech support person in Arizona it was located and set back up but missing all the images and posts I had added since January 25, 2018. So still a few bugs to sort out but with a bit of work and help I should have it all back to normal within a week or two.

The Village Gallery in Lumby exhibited my work for the months of March and April. It was fun to see a large display up in one spot and it consisted of prints on canvas of over 20 pieces of my whimsical artwork. And in May, Nadine’s Fine Art and Frames displayed over 35 of my original pieces. All the original artwork has been sprayed with a varnish, then a UV spray, and then framed under non-glare UV conservation glass. I have tested a piece sprayed only with UV spray in a window for a year and a half and to date have had no color loss.

In the midst of the website drama, I was also getting ready for Creative Chaos so needless to say the “zen” was missing during that time. But the show was a great success. I had a chance to visit with many friends and neighbors, as well as meeting some lovely new vendors. Then off to Salmon Arm to set up a display of my work at the Artisans Gift Shop at DeMilles. So now I am ready for a little downtime and then get ready time for a day to display my art at the Granville Island Market on August 2nd and then a solo show in the Freeze Gallery of the Armstrong Art Gallery in September.

Here are a few images of the originals framed at Nadines this past month. Life on the farm always has many memories.