With help, I’m making blogging progress

Koshersalaami was kind enough to give me some tips, and Alan stepped in and gave me a few more…so maybe this will publish as I hope it will.

Hello Old Friends, I’ve missed you! Insta and FB are poor substitutes for the kind of communication a good blog can do. It’s been a long time since I made a blog post. I hope this means I’m back with you.

I’m doing okay, and so is the BLP. We are looking forward to 2021 for so many reasons.
I’m still teaching at OC, but cutting down my course load. I’ve been teaching online only since the Time of Corona, and that’s actually worked out pretty well. It turns out you CAN have a class make art together on zoom!

I’ve done a whole lot of painting since last we blogged together. If you remember, I did a series of paintings about barns a couple of years ago. In 2019 it was shoes. This year has been about flowers.
In between have been a number of still life works and as always, landscapes. All this practice seems to be working for me.

I’m also now on the board of directors for the art gallery I belong to- President, in fact-  and believe me, that was not something I asked for. Who in their right mind would want that job? I was nominated, it was seconded, voted on by the rest of the board, and there it was. I could have turned it down, but everyone has to take their turn, and I guess it’s just mine.  It’s very time and energy consuming, and a lot like herding cats (artists are a breed unto themselves, ammirite?). Even though my term doesn’t officially start until January 2021, the last President handed the reins to me in November. So I’m up to my eyeballs in administrative and other work for some events that will take place over the next couple of months. After that things should calm down a bit.

Back to painting. I haven’t actually held a brush since the beginning of October but I did make 85 paintings this year before that.  Once the upcoming gallery events are over at the end of February, I will get back into it again.


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