This post has been a long time coming...

I apologize that I have not posted for quite some time! April and May were "whirlwind months" full of art workshops, a NEW job, a major computer "crash", and family activities. To begin with, ArtFest 2011, held in Port Townsend Washington, was FABULOUS! I took three wonderful mixed classes from Lynne Perrella, Michael deMeng (see my "female power" assemblage below) and Lisa Bebi. The weather was pretty darn nice and the views of the Puget Sound were gorgeous. I met so many wonderful and inspiring people, which is what ArtFest is all about.

My biggest news is that I am now gainfully employed by a wonderful organization called The Schack Art Center (formerly Arts Council of Snohomish County). The organization's building is a beautiful new 6 million dollar art center that just opened in Everett, Washington. It is complete with a hot  shop (for glass-blowing), kiln and flamework studios (for glass), multi-purpose classrooms and lovely gallery space. I was hired intially to work in the gallery shop as a sales associate, then quickly moved into the art class coordinator position. I am so proud and excited to be working with these wonderful people that I have known since the mid 1990's. They are very dedicated to promoting the visual arts (and artists) of Snohomish County. I am now working on steadily building up a schedule of art classes for fall 2011, and it's so exciting!

In the midst of all of this, my daughter transferred to Western Washington University, and has declared her major for fall, Graphic Design. I could not be more proud of her. She is looking forward to her fall line-up of classes, and in the meantime, will probably be working at Yosemite National Park in California for the summer. Way to go girl!

David and I (and Chai the Bishon) were able to "sneak" away to Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island in April (pictured above). What a gorgeous, rugged place that is...complete with bald eagles, para-gliders, wind. rain, sunsets, sweeping views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. We enjoyed lots of gin rummy and good eats, too.

AND, I am thrilled to announce that the online auction to benefit the Street Children of Oaxaca is ABOUT TO BEGIN. Check back here on June 1 to get the link to PREVIEW a wonderful line-up of artful, contemporary shrines that will be auctioned off for a great cause. That's all for now...

1 comment:

  1. wow- you have been a busy woman -congrats on all the good stuff going on for you!
    amy of four corners design