Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wow, I can't believe I'm making a post and I can't believe I was in my studio today. I haven't been there since the beginning of July, but I wouldn't trade the summer with my kids for anything. They are back in school now and I have started my new adventure teaching art to preschool - 8th grade at St. Joseph's Regional School here in Keene on Mondays and Fridays. The kids are loads of fun... I hope I can provide them with enough inspiring projects throughout the year. Thanks so much for the responses to my question in the last post - they were very helpful.

The plan for the year is to be in the studio all day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

So here's what I did today! on Tuesday! :-)

Its small - about 6" x 12' prismacolors on Fisher 400. I think I'll call it "Monadnock Berries" after the place I picked the berries in Troy, NH and where I took the pretty view of Mt. Monadnock.

I'm going to bring it right over for framing so it can go in my show at the Monadnock Fine Art Gallery (opening night is September 25th). Actually I hope to get a few more still-lifes finished for the show to add to the 15 they already have.

I've got some news to share from this summer. My piece Zen won Best of Show in Ann Kullberg's annual FMP show! :-)

& it also was a finalist in the Artist's Magazine Competition.

Hey & check out Karin Jurick's new painting challenge! It's cupcakes!! I'm so excited - I may even do it this time! http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/2009/08/week-46-48-challenge-cupcakes.html


Michael Finley said...


Welcome back.

Carolina said...

Welcome back!
I'm glad to see you posting again, and to see your great paintings!
And congratulations on the recognitions :)
Best regards,

Jo Castillo said...

Nicole, congratulations! So happy you are painting again. Summer just flies by. Good luck with the teaching. These blueberries are just scrumptious.

Sarah Knight said...

looks good, and congratulations!

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Beautiful small piece Nicole. Don't you love those small odd sizes, except for the custom framing and matting that is. :D