Monday, March 8, 2010

Well, I guess an explanation is needed...


It's been months since my last post on the blog. I've missed writing and uploading my small pieces. The habit of that seemed to have kept a rhythm in my life, which I've most definitely been without lately. I'm hoping to regain that rhythm.

I've moved my studio to a new place, an artist's dream in Villa Rica, GA. An old warehouse with polished concrete floors, original brick walls and exposed rafters and pipes. All I have to do to clean up is pull a dry mop around the room. No vacuums, no carpet spot removers, no constant worrying about ruining anything. A kitchenette, a separate room large enough for a bed and my computer. Couldn't ask for more. And the studio is large enough to accommodate 5 other artists and a model, if I move furniture around. So I've taken to hosting a one-day workshop, once a month, which pays for my new little refuge. My February and March classes filled.

"Lisa", above, was the model from my first workshop here. She's framed and ready to be shipped to Watts Fine Art, a new gallery opening in Zionsville, IN, this spring. From the looks of their web site (www.wattsfineart.com) and Facebook page, I'm humbled to be in such accomplished company. I fear I may be exposed as an impostor.

So anyway, I'm back. Not 100%, but getting there...

17 comments:

  1. Dear Margaret,
    Nice to hear from you once more. I send you all my very best good wishes for ongoing success in your new venture and personal happiness. Roger

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  2. Margaret, you have done such a wonderful job of this: i love the merging of background colours with the subject, the brilliant softness of her dress. excellent!

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  3. It's lovely to see you back. All the very best with the new studio.

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  4. So that is what you have been up to! Congrats all the way around Margaret. I am glad you found your artist space and a new gallery.

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  5. Glad to see you back, Margaret!
    I love your work and am happy you have a new studio...how exciting for you!!!

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  6. Beautiful...so glad you are back..Wishing you the very best in your new studio and gallery.

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  7. Margaret, this painting is absolutely exquisite! So much so that it brought tears to my eyes.!!
    Jane

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  8. Congratulations! I have missed your work so much!

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  9. Hey, Margaret! Congratulations on your move and on this lovely jewel of a painting! Good luck getting settled. We look forward to more frequent posts, but NO PRESSURE!

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  10. What a beautiful painting, Margaret! This has inspired me to do some small works as well. One of my fav's of yours! :)

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  11. Tossing imaginary confetti in your direction, and singing a rah-rah song for only good things for you in this new chapter. Beautiful piece, and Go Gettum!

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  12. Welcome back Margaret. We all missed you and this new painting is beautiful as always.

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  13. It's really nice to have you back. Congratulations on your new studio. That sounds so inspiring.
    Well, I'll see you in France....

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