Thursday, May 17, 2007

Time to go

Well I've finished getting everything ready for my mother doing 10 days of babysitting duty while my husband and I are on board the Sun Princess Alaskan cruise and workshop with me, Ann Kullberg and Anne De Mille Flood. I've cleaned out every cabinet, pantry and cupboard. I've painted all the walls except for the stairwell, which I am having wallpapered while I am gone. I've cleaned out the garage, but unfortunately did that first so its messy again. I've spring cleaned our 1/2 acre yard, picking up all the branches, cleaned out all the plant beds, the veggie garden, the kids play house, etc. I'm, for the lack of a better word - pooped & ready to get on board and draw and relax. I have not however finished packing for the trip... Here's a little peak at one of the harbors we'll be docking in in Juneau Alaska via webcam.

I get back on the 30th and we will be busy right from the start. There is a new art gallery: Monadnock Fine Art Gallery at 99 Main Street in Keene New Hampshire. They will be opening while I am gone. I won't have anything displayed there until I return and create a few more pieces to give them a good grouping. Its very exciting to get a gallery right in our town and I'm equally excited to be included in it.

& then there's that photo I put with this post. It is the window for Trikeenan Tiles on our Main Street in Keene, NH. They make handmade tiles that are just gorgeous and also make very interesting window displays from time to time - this photo was from the town's Pumpkin Festival last year. They also are one of the businesses that donate window space each year to local artists for Keene New Hampshire's Art Walk. There will be artwork displayed in most windows down Main Street and around the circle where people can walk and view art at their leisure. Jess Westa Ventura and I will be working on sidewalk pastel paintings on Wednesday, June 6th during Artist's Demonstration Day. ArtWorks (the art school I teach at) is again hosting the Art Walk reception Friday, June 1st, from 7-9pm. The address in 30 Washington St if you can come.


Kasie Sallee said...

Whew! I'm tired just from listening to all that you did! I'm sure you are. (I was going to ask if you would come and work on my house next, lol!) Have a great time on your trip. I'm sure it will be a blast!
: ) Smiles!

Casey Klahn said...

Pack an extra sweater for Alaska!
Thanks for the nice link in "favorites".

Katherine said...

...and nice warm socks!

I agree with Kasie - I'm going to have to go and have a nap now as I'm feeling so tired after reading that resume of what you've been doing and what you are doing in the next month.

I wish I could come and see the Artwalk!

Kate said...

Have a wonderful time on the cruise. It sounds as if it will be great fun. I can't believe how much you've accomplished, house-wise, before leaving!!

Mia Houman said...

I found your blog through an artist on my pet portrait forum. I'm a portrait artist, originally from Alstead, NH. I took lessons with Al Thrasher in Keene when I was in high school. Feel free to check out my art blog at I'll be checking out your blog to see what's going on around town. It's exciting to read that there is a gallery opening in Keene. It's about time!

Sincerely, Mia Houman