Saturday, July 25, 2009

Off to Italy

I'm am so excited. I am getting ready to leave for a two week vacation to Italy. I have never been there and I truly need a vacation right now. This summer has been one of my busiest. I have been in full swing with my summer camp programs and selling my artwork at the Art and Soul gallery in Ogunquit, ME. I love that my art business is taking off, but I have been a bit overwhelmed trying to keep up with everything. I am very ready to slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of long meals, wandering through the northern lakes region and Piedmont wine country, and being immersed in another culture. Kate is off to enjoy her fourth year at the Pleasant Valley Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee. I will miss her, but she loves camp and reuinting with friends from her past years there. She was a bit disappointed to be missing out on a trip to Italy, but hopefully this will be the first of many more European trips to come.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Creative Spirit Summer Art Camps

My summer art camp program is now in full swing. Here are some of the budding artists from the first session last week. It is a pleasure working with these young artists.
My days have been full planning and prepping the studio so that they can explore new materials and techniques to bring their creative ideas to life. It is definitely worth the time and effort when I see the pride the kids have in their work and I hear from their parents how much they enjoy it.