Friday, December 26, 2008

Scraps of Love this Holiday Season

I am thankful for all this holiday season has given to me. It has been full of a variety of experiences, some wonderful and peaceful and others pushing my limits of emotional comfort. My Christmas celebration was relaxed which is a big gift. I have so many memories with tears of melt down from the stress and pressure that used to be the norm.

This year we shared a warm and cozy Christmas Eve and Morning with family at our house. We ate yummy food, played Katie's new game Apples to Apples, exchanged gifts, and let go of expectations just enjoying our time together. By Christmas afternoon everyone had left to be with other family and friends, our house was quiet and I actually had the luxury of crawling back into bed to take a much need nap. Then in the evening Brian and I headed to the movies to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a terrific story of life, growth and death.

It is now the day after Christmas I woke to find Brian already off to work, Katie is spending a few days with her dad and I am here peaceful and calm with my sweet Abby Cat by my side. Today I hope to go into the studio and paint for a while. I do have a few gift exchanges to take care of and I really need to start researching cameras. Mine is on its very last legs. I was trying to take a few shots this morning and had little success. The one above is of an incredibly cool gift from Brian of an antique scrapbook just bursting with goodies to incorporate into my artwork. He bought it years ago, pre Caryn and Brian (this is our 8th Christmas together), at an antique store. Some times I can't believe how long he holds onto things. He really uses things and doesn't like to shop and replace unless something doesn't work. Sometimes it can be a bit bothersome because I tend to want to replace things before their time. Well I was so happy when he pulled this out of his stash of keepsakes. It was a perfect gift.

So here are the last two pieces for the December giveaway. The sweet love notes that I have received have brightened my days and I am hoping for a couple more to go along with these two pieces. I'll be contacting the winners of the prints next week. To enter a chance to win a limited edition print of one of these pieces just leave me a comment with your love note. Take a minute and think of love, write down your thoughts and share your tender heart!

Spreading the Love, Caryn

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Some truths about me on Christmas Eve

It's 2 a.m. on Christmas eve morning, I woke with thoughts of my life running through my head laying awake thinking for over an hour of things to do, past memories and truths about me. So here I am putting it down letting it rest with hopes to bring some ease and peace so that I may get a few more hours of sleep before the last rush of Christmas errands to do today.

I like to be calm. I think I am up at this crazy hour because I still have things to do for the holiday. I have been putting off my gift wrapping and shopping. Most of my memories of holidays past are of frantic attempts to try to make the rounds to visit family or preparing for family to come celebrate at our house. I have worked to change this behavior which started in my childhood. I feel more peaceful in the way we celebrate the holidays now. We still get together with family, enjoy good food and exchange gifts but we keep it is more simple. There are less expectations and it is really more enjoyable.

Yesterday when I thought I would go out and do my last errands, I took the day to go skiing with Brian. I suggested that we should take advantage of all the snow we got this past weekend. Monday night before we left I could feel my nerves start to rise. I love to ski and I would say that I am a strong intermediate skier and I can handle some of the most difficult trails, but my confidence holds me back. I am afraid that I am going to fall and get hurt.

We ski mostly at Mad River Glen in VT. It is my favorite place to ski. I know the mountain well and feel very comfortable there. Yesterday we went to Cannon, I have never been there before and it being my first day out this season and a new place I asked Brian to be gentle with me. Brian is an excellent skier, he started when he was three. He usually is skiing off trail, doing things I can't even imagine and he makes it look easy. He is a telemark skier and the first time we skied together I thought it looked like ballet on skis because of his natural rhythm and grace.

So yesterday, it was our first run, we get to the top, I see the caution sign (I ask Brian if he know where he is going -all the other skiers are headed off in the other direction) and he says follow me. Well off I go and as soon as we start skiing my nerves really kick in. For me in my mind this is not a first run of the season warm up trail. It is steep, icy in some areas, with bumps and some nice powder here and there. It was a challenge. When I am facing challenges I am not happy. I knew shortly after we were on this trail if it had been my 3rd or 4th run I would have loved it. I did ski this trail quite a bit more and enjoyed it. It it made me realize my truth, in life I like staying in my comfort zone. It is hard for me to face challenges even though I know they make me stronger and better. All in all it was a challenging day of skiing for me. It is hard for me to keep up with Brian, but I am skiing trails that I would have never attempted on my own and my skiing is continually improving.

Now it is back to my tasks for today. Crazy me I told Katie that I would take her to the mall so she could do the last of her shopping. I think she just wants to get me into the mall in so that I will buy her the last minute Christmas wish of the Nike Air sneakers that she is hoping for. I believe that Santa will have to cover that one. She is a good girl I am sure he will be good to her.

My wish to you is for peace and joy!
Happy Holidays with love,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hoping You Will Participate in My Give Away!

I am a little behind on posting this weeks giveaway. I think you can all relate to the business of this season and how time just seems to be slipping through our lives. So I am finally finding a few minutes to ask for you to participate in this months give away. There will be four winners selected this month, each will receive a limited edition print of the images that I am using in my series of love notes, which by the way I am going to make into sets of cards. The originals are 6"x6" mixed media pieces made to look like cancelled stamps. So here is how you can participate. Send me a little love note, this can be a few simple well chosen words, it could be your favorite poem, it could be some touching music lyrics(speaking of which check out my new playlist on the blog you can use the pop out and listen even while you are not on my blog. My favorite song is "When she loved me by Sarah McLachlin because it reminds me of my sweet Katie!) Remember there are many loves: love of friends, love of family, and ohhh the bliss of romantic love. So send me a note of whatever kind of love that you may be inspired by. The winning love notes will be the inside messages for my set of cards. You can participate each week and increase your odds of winning and by doing so think of how lucky I'll feel to be receiving the joy of reading your love notes.
Love you,
Caryn XOXO

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

In The Spirit Of Giving

Ti's the season for giving. I was up early this morning working on my monthly giveaway, but of course I had to check in with some of the blogs I enjoy following. I found a link on Herland Story which brought me to another cool blog, Art by Chrysti, that is doing a 29 days of giving for you. Check it out! For those of you who love to give to others you may feel connected to her story. For those of you who like to receive you have the chance to win some of her giveaways for the next 29 days. And for those who love to give and receive today could be your lucky day!

Well, back to my giveaway for the month of December. It is not a 29 day event, but it will be a month long event. My latest works have be mixed media pieces that use vintage images, sheet music, poetry, colorful paper, paint, and ink to create the finished pieces in the style of cancelled stamps. I have decided to call them my "love notes" and create card sets. This month I will be giving away four limited edition prints, one each week of the image posted. Here's how you can win. Each week check in to view the image and send me back a sweet love note that may be chosen to be the inside message for that image in the card set. Remember to check back each week for another opportunity to win.
Sending wishes for peace and love this holiday season,

Sunday, November 23, 2008

From New Hampshire to New York and Back Again

Life has been so busy that I am just getting the chance to download my photos from our trip to NYC last weekend. I love going into the city. So much to do and see. This trip Brian and I let Katie decide what places she would like to explore. (The photo above is one that I took of Katie and Brian walking around NYC.)Here is what we did. We started out taking the subway to the Staten Island Ferry so we could see the Statue of Liberty. It was a very foggy day as just as we got off the subway it started to downpour. So we hopped onto the ferry so Katie could get a better viewing of our Lady Liberty. We braved the wind and the rain to get a great view from the outside deck. When we were done there we walked to to Wall Street. Katie was thrilled to be there. From there we found a great little cafe and then off to Museum of Natural History. It was a very full day but we all had a great time . The city has so much to offer and I will never get tired of visiting but, it always feels so good to come home

There is always so much to catch up with after being away. My week has been full with teaching and creating some new work for a couple shows coming up in December. This past weekend was our first Holiday Open House at the One Washington Center. We had a very good turnout. I sold a couple of my pieces and many of my limited edition prints. Thanks to all of you who came and supported your local artists. Our small arts collaborative hopes to continue to expand and have many more successful events such as this one.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Holiday Open House

Our Holiday open house, at the One Washington Center, will be next weekend, Nov. 22-23rd from 10-5. Please come meet your local artists and start your holiday shopping. It will be a festive weekend for you to enjoy featuring raffles, refreshments, and unique gifts. I hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Embrace the Face

I just found this cool link to an artist challenge.There are lovely renderings of female faces. Why don't you check this out and participate! Here is my post. It reminds me so much of my beautiful daughter,Katie. I think it is my favorite of my newest pieces.

XOXO, Caryn

Friday, November 7, 2008

Off and Running

Off to an early start today, I woke again bright and early at 4am (wide awake with ideas and things I want to do!) I am starting to worry a little that I need to slow down and let my mind rest. I have been so filled with creative ideas for projects and time seems to go by so fast. It is wonderful, but very consuming.

I just spent the past couple hours finding some great vintage clip art to use in my mixed pieces. Of course lots of birds and some great fonts and french postcards. I started 5 new pieces yesterday. Sorting through my brightly colored papers and adding some vintage sheet music. I am going with a softer pastel color palette for these pieces. I am hoping to finish them this weekend. Today I'll be at the studio working on mounting some watercolors on panel boards with Ann. Then off to Katie's parent teacher conference. She is doing so well in school, I am just so proud of her! I always get such nice comments from her teachers. Then I am going to take Katie on a shopping day at the Mall of NH.

Have a lovely Friday,
Caryn XOXO

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Winner is .......

Thanks for all of you who participated and voted for your favorite piece from my original artwork. "Take Flight" was the favorite with six votes. Congratulations to Lesley Cruz who is the winner of of the limited edition print of "Take Flight."

It was fun to watch the votes come in and read your comments about my work. Thank you for all of your sweet words. Your feedback provides me with inspiration for my future pieces and has encouraged me to have a free giveaway the first week of each month.

Just a reminder my limited edition prints are for sale and make great gifts! They are available in two sizes, 8"x10" or 11"x 14", and also come mounted on gallery profile canvas with a painted edge, select your favorite print and contact me with your custom order (below is an example.) To purchase please stop by Creative Spirit Art Studio 1 Washington St., Suite 201 Dover Nh, my etsy shop, or contact me for more information.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote and Win a Free Limited Edition Art Print

Vote today and let your voice be heard! Make a difference our future depends on it. To celebrate election day I thought I would offer a give away of one of my 8"x10" limited edition prints. Here how it works: go to my studio gallery at choose your favorite from my artwork that also comes in limited edition prints, cast your vote of your favorite here on my blog under comments or on the contact page on my web site. Check back tomorrow to see if you won! All who participate and leave contact information will receive a thank you with a 3.5''x5.5" print of one of my pieces of artwork.
Thank you for voting,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A days work at the studio

Well I was back busy working in the studio today and look what I finished for the teachers art show. Both are 11"x14" mixed media pieces. Bee happy is the first of a series that incorporates bees as subject matter somewhere in the artwork. My inspiration is drawn from the carpenter bees that have been nesting in our porch ceiling and embracing the thought that I am the queen bee. The next piece,Together, side by side, is a tribute to the days of my childhood when my sister, mother, and I would go walking around the neighborhood signing the song "side by side." Happy memories of long ago, but still near and dear in my heart.

Immersed in Creative Spirit

What a busy week! So busy I haven't found time to share my happenings here so let me start in rewind. Yesterday I had a creative afternoon at the studio. I am working on two new pieces for the Art Teachers show at the Kittery Art Association which will be Nov. 6th through Dec. 7th, the opening reception will be Nov. 9th from 4-6pm. The image to the left is one of the pieces that is still in progress. Friday morning I was at Highland Farm Preschool to teach an art class. The kids were dressed up for Halloween in their cute costumes. We made a mummy art project together.

On top of teaching my regular schedule at the studio this week I was creating the new web site for Creative Spirit Art Studio I am thrilled with what I accomplished. This has been a goal of mine for almost a year. I have been wanting to get a web site up and running and tried once before but I wasn't happy with the results. Like I have said before I am not very good with technology, but I am getting better and feel proud of my new skill!

This past Tuesday was the first Creative Ladies Night Out that I held at the studio. It was such a wonderful evening. We spent some time getting to know a bit about each other, sharing some stories, and working on our individual creative endeavors. There were five of us Christie, Meredith, Michelle, Jill, and me. We talked a bit about Artist Trading Cards, a project that I would like everyone who will be joining us for the November night out to participate in. If you are looking for some examples or more information about artist trading cards click on the link above or on the photo to the left.

Last weekend I received confirmation from the Art Nest that I will be attending their winter retreat. I am so excited to be able to participate in this experience and learn some new art techniques from the artist who will be teaching the workshops.

So even though I was exhausted by the end of this past busy week, falling asleep on the couch last night while trying to watch a movie, I am still filled with the creative spirit and dreams are constantly becoming a reality for me. Lucky me!
XOXO, Caryn

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dreaming of Flying To The Nest

My transition to my new studio has been amazing. I love my new creative space. I never get tired of being there. I have been so productive and just love it. My newest dream is to take part in an artist retreat at the art nest in Utah this winter. After a little encouragement from my loved ones I decided to treat myself to an experience that I think will be unforgettable. I will have the opportunity to explore my creative process alongside of Kelly Rae Roberts who has been such an inspiration for me. I am anxiously awaiting my confirmation that I will be one of the lucky 25 people to attend. I can't wait!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Expanding Creative Community

Ever since I moved to Dover, NH I have been trying to expand my creative community. I have been longing to form a group of like minded women to share our creative ideas, our journey of the creative process, and our artwork. During the years I have met a variety of people and have expanded my community. However I have this vision of a group of women, who are all following their own paths and interests with their creativity, that come together and honestly and openly be brave enough to share their stories while having fun playing with the process of making art. I want this to be a special group that commits to making the time because they place value in nourishing their creative selves and recognize what a positive influence being part of group can hold. I see this group sharing ideas, knowledge, their most favorite and loved art materials and techniques while laughing, experimenting, discovering, and learning from one another. I want us to come together like this beautiful collection of paper in this gourmet scrap bag. Bringing together our individual patterns, textures, and colors to enhance ourselves as a part of a unique and exciting group. If you are interested in expanding your creative community please contact me and lets make a date to share our interests and ideas.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Magically Delicious Day

Today I had a magically delicious day spent in Portland, ME. I made some spontaneous plans to meet my sister and have a day together . We had lunch at my most favorite restaurant( The Green Elephant- it's all vegetarian and heavenly), hung out at the coffee shop, found a fantastic specialty paper shop and spotted this fun wall of graffiti. Love it! Thanks for the sister time Lisa.
XOXO Caryn

Monday, October 13, 2008

Some days I wish...

Lately I have been working hard to get on board with using technology to help me promote my art. I have to say that I feel like I am getting better with it but I do hit road blocks along the way. It makes me wish somedays that I were a cat or a dog (the pictures here are of our dog Buddy and Katie's kitty Tessa wandering in the last of the flowers that are still in bloom in our gardens.) So here I go I am going to try to attatch a link to my flickr sight which is I hope it works!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Thoughts and Ideas

Here it is an early Sunday morning awake with new ideas and dreams awaiting me on the horizon. I crawl out of my warm cozy bed to record my ideas before they slip away from me. I would like to say i am not a list maker. I like to think that I can remember all I need to do and know without having to write it down, but I am finding that harder than it used to be. I am going to attribute it to being productive and creatively stimulated, full of numerous desires to take on new ideas and bring them to life. I am opening myself to the idea that if I make notes it will help me, keep my head clear and allow me to work on my current projects while not loosing ideas for the future.

My current list of new ideas and wishes for the future horizon:
  • The Art of Letting Go
  • Mail Art
  • Just For Girls a class for teens to express their inner voice and their individuality
  • Honor someone you love
  • Hauntings
  • Forming a group of creative women who just have the desire to be creative. Committing to meeting once a month to share ideas, materials, their stories, and explore all of this in the process of creating art together at my studio for a ladies night out.

So there it is my list of dreamy ideas! XOXO Caryn Lynn

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Embracing Chance

Last night was the opening reception for my solo show at The Galleries at One Washington Center. My emotions before hand were taking twist and turns like a roller coaster ride excited, nervous, happy, and sad. I have to say I wasn't quite expecting that. I felt that I should be feeling all good and wasn't sure why or where those unwelcome feelings were coming from. I have been working on allowing all of my emotions (especially the ones I don't want to feel ) surface and live the truth that life is about the experience and how we grow from there. Well I have to say that once on my way I was feeling much better. When I saw the balloons outside the gallery I felt even better. It was an evening shared with new people and some very good friends and loving family. Thank you to all who came to show your support. It was the icing on top of the cake!

After the opening I had a chance to have a lovely dinner with my family. My sister, Lisa, was telling me about the night that she got to go see Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray , Love) and hear her give a talk in Portland, ME. Something the way my sister phrased "having the chance to hear Elizabeth Gilbert" struck a cord with me. It made me really think about the opportunities that enter our lives and embracing chance. Last week I a received a link from Kelly Rae Roberts about the Art Nest Winter Retreat. She and Mati Rose are both teaching workshops there and I immediately thought about going and being part of this experience. Well after looking at the price, thinking about sharing a room with a stranger, worrying about having to fly in winter weather conditions I started to talk my self out of going. I thought maybe another time, maybe they will be at the Squam Art Retreat next summer so maybe I could take a workshop with them then. But last night when my sister mentioned "having the chance" all I could think of is I have a chance to go and be part of the Art Retreat and take a workshop with someone who has inspired me as an artist. So I am embracing chance and looking forward to flying to The Nest.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

25 Random Things That Make Me Happy

I found this from Karina in New Orleans at and it was just what I needed to bring a smile to the start of my day. Thanks!
25 Random Things That Make Me HAPPY!
1. Random acts of kindness
2. Whimsical images of birds
3. Getting a card from a friend
4. Shades of Blue
5. Spending an hour in a great art store exploring new materials
6. Hot showers
7. Laughter
8. My pets
9. Receiving a compliment
10. Taking a walk in nature
11. Real Maple Syrup
12. Sunflowers
13.My daughter's smile
14. An unexpected gift
15. The first snowfall of the season
16. Spoonful of Loving Chocolate Cake
17. Picking veggies from my garden
18. Floating on my back on a clear summer day and looking at the sky
19. Swirling spirals
20. Flip Flops
21. Butterflies
22. Sharing
23. Taking a nap on a rainy day
24. Making new friends
25. The song Dear Pruedence

Artworks by Caryn Duncan Opening Reception Friday October 10 from 5-7PM

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Original artwork and prints for sale by Caryn Duncan at Apple Harvest Day In Dover, NH on Oct 4th

Here is another one of my latest loves that I recently finished for my October show.
This Saturday is the Apple Harvest Day here in Dover, NH. The weather is predicted to be sunny and around 61degrees which should mean a fantastic turnout. This is one of Dover's biggest events and has alot to offer for all ages.
I will be located in front of the One Washington Center where I'll have some of my original artwork and prints of my newest pieces that are currently for sale through the Galleries at One Washington Center. Hope you come and stop by to say "hi!"
Much love, Caryn
PS Thanks to all of you who sent me such lovely comments about my new adventure in blogging. I am still learning the ins and outs and still have a way to go. Tonight I think I figured out how to enable those of you who don't have a subscription through blogger to leave a comment. Please try it, I love getting your comments! XOXO

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Caryn Duncan's October Art Show at the One Washington Center in Dover

Here I am climbing to new heights step by step. Today I delivered my newest pieces ( that I have to say are some of my all time favorites) to Daisy at the Galleries At One Washington Center in Dover for my first solo show here in New Hampshire. I was hard to let them go so soon after creating them, but it was so nice to see them in the gallery space. Daisy did a great job hanging the show...Thanks! The show will be up from October 1st through November 1st. The opening reception is on Friday Oct 10th from 5-7.
Hope to see you there, Caryn Lynn

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Do what You Love, Love What You DO!

Katie, my sweet 12 year old, was heading off to her first school dance last night. She said to me that she had butterflies in her stomach... both excited and nervous and full of energy. I was so happy for her to be experiencing life to the point that she was exploding with energy. I told her to cherish the moment. Seeing her excitement made me realize that it is sad that as adults we often get caught up with our routines that we loose that excitement for life. It left me wishing for more of my own experiences that fill me with blissful emotion.
Well when I woke up this morning, at 4:30 something AM., all I could think of was my excitement for what I am living. So full of energy that I gave up trying to fall back to sleep. So here I am journelling my story. The phrase "Do what you love, Love what you do" taken from the back of a Life is Good mug was spiraling through my brain. My passion right now for the work that I am creating in my studio makes me feel like I am in love. My thoughts keep returning to my work and how much I am enjoying it. I feel like I am in a new place committed to myself and my artwork and I love it and can't wait to get back to the studio for more.
So I am doing what I love and I love what I do!
Life is Good, Caryn

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A little Piece of Me

Today I am so happy because I have my camera working again. The past few weeks I have been dealing with some computer issues which then turned into a problem for me accessing files waiting to be downloaded from my camera. Thanks to some helpful guys at Circuit City I finally got the pictures downloaded.

I also made a trip to the print shop and am working on getting some limited edition prints of the new pieces that I have been working on. The Karma Goddess must have been with me today because everyone was so helpful and I love getting friendly service. Now I am one step closer to getting some work together to sell on etsy. I can't wait to get some feedback. I think that these latest pieces are some of my all time favorites. Please keep checking in I should have a sneak peek of my newest show that is opening in Oct in the next few days.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here on the first full day of fall!

I love living in New England and experiencing the change of seasons, but today I find myself feeling a little sad saying goodbye to the warm growing season of summer. The flowers in my garden are still bright and beautiful and the glorious colors of fall are starting to emerge. This past weekend Brian, Buddy(our dog), and I spent the weekend camping in the White Mountains. It was a much needed getaway to spend time emerged in nature. I found myself looking at the natural patterns and colors and thinking of incorporating them into my artwork. We hiked into the Great Gulf Wilderness and my spirit soared as I took in the beautiful mountain views. It is such a delight to see the rolling curves in the horizon.It was great to be there but also good to come home. Being away also makes me appreciate the comfort of home. Feeling happy to see Katie and cherishing her lovely sweet nature.

Yesterday was a full day at the studio working on the pieces that are due next week for my October show and teaching classes in the afternoon. I feel like I am doing a better job at balancing my time for creating my art and teaching. Both are so rewarding and important to me.
I am so fortunate that I am living my dream and have work that I love!

Thanks, appreciation, and love,

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New show opening on October 10th from 5-7pm

It has been a very productive week for me. I have been busy working on some great new pieces for my show at the One Washington Gallery in the Picker Building. I have found a new creative style. I have been incorporating a technique that I learned from a three day workshop that I took in August at Sanctuary Arts with Dustan Knight. I am incorporating that with some mixed media and getting some exciting results.

I need to make a correction on yesterdays posting. I have found out the the opening for this new show will be on October 10th (Fri.) from 5-7. The gallery is located in the picker building on the third floor (Washington St. in Dover) behind the building that my new studio is located in. If anyone would like further direction please let me know and I'll do my best to explain how to find it. I hope that you will come to see what I have been busy working on and join us for wine and cheese!



Spreading my wings and taking flight

Well I did it I have spread my wings and am taking flight into the realm of blogging. For all you who know me well and know my lack of knowledge in technology you are probably surprised to find me here, but I am expanding my horizons in hopes to expand my artistic community and share my creative path.

I have to pay tribute to a fellow artist, Kelly Rae Roberts, who I discovered quite by accident or maybe not. I have been following her inspiring story on her blog for the past year. She is an inspirational woman. She is following her dreams and creating beautiful artwork that I believe most woman could find connection with. I had the pleasure of meeting her this past weekend at the Squam Art Fair and I am hoping that our paths will cross again. If you would like to learn more about her you should go her website and take a peek at what she is doing.

It has been a little over a year since I opened Creative Spirit Art Studio in Dover, NH. The picture that I posted is from the grand opening last year is me with my supportive friends (left to right Denise, Me, Megan, and Priscilla.) and I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity of using the space to teach art classes and create my artwork. I have recently moved the location of Creative Spirit Art Studio to The One Washington Center, Suite 201 in downtown Dover, NH. It was alot of work to move and get the space ready, but I have to say I love, love, love my new space. Classes are in full swing and I continue to get calls or emails inquiring about classes. It is such a pleasure sharing my creative knowledge. I have met great friends and feel so appreciated. What a gift.

In regards to my own artwork, I have been busy working on a show that will be opening in early October at the gallery space in the One Washington Center. The opening will be Fri evening on October 2nd. I hope that you can save the date and come. I also am busy on getting a website up and running and I hope to soon be selling my original art and prints on the online shop please continue checking my postings for more details.

Thanks you to all my family, friends, and students who provide the love and support that is the roots to my artistic journey.

Love you, Caryn