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Etching: Last Chapter (& Thousand Oaks [CA] Artwalk this weekend)

Last Chapter 3.75×4.5 Etching with Watercolor

I’m replacing sold art with smaller work this week for the Thousand Oaks Artwalk. The show is open from 10 to 5pm Saturday & Sunday, so if you’re in the area, swing by and say hello. Booth 43.

One of the lovely and surprising converges of blogging and art festivals is meeting folks I only know online, from blogging or my Etsy shop, or email exchanges. Over the past 8-9 years, so many kind folks have walked into my booth and introduced themselves as an email address, and Etsy shop name or a blog title, so I could make the connection between who I know, and the face I haven’t met yet. It’s always exciting, especially if we follow each other’s work via social media, but meeting face to face is ice cream-on-pie of the relationship.

Art festivals are a wonderful for lots of reasons. Its a direct way to get feedback on your art from the buying public, and the opportunity to meet and trade resources & ideas with other artists on everything from business/marketing practices to frame supplies over a weekend is great fodder to carry back to the studio. But the one of the perks I never anticipated was meeting my online friends, so thank you to each & every good heart out there in the ether of the internet for hiking across parks and lots and boardwalks to introduce yourselves in person. It’s a real pleasure to have met you, face to face. πŸ™‚

Have you met fellow bloggers or online friends in surprising places?

Come and Say hello!
Thousand Oaks Artwalk is this weekend – at 225 West Hillcrest Drive
at the corner of Wilbur & Hillcrest
Art Quote
If I want to be the best, I have to take risks others would avoid, always optimizing the learning potential of the moment and turning adversity to my advantage. That said, there are times when the body needs to heal, but those are ripe opportunities to deepen the mental, technical, internal side of my game. When aiming for the top, your path requires an engaged, searching mind. You have to make obstacles spur you to creative new angles in the learning process. Let setbacks deepen your resolve. You should always come off an injury or a loss better than when you went down.
Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning

One Response to Etching: Last Chapter (& Thousand Oaks [CA] Artwalk this weekend)

  1. Barbara Muir 06/05/2014 at 9:25 pm #

    Lovely painting, and walking across a parking lot to meet you would be a dream come true for me.

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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