June is Jumpin’
Lots has happened this month - some not so great and some fabulous so I guess you could say that the Universe is balancing things out for me. First, I did not get into the juried show for the Idaho Watercolor Society - I will also add much to the astonishment of friends and family. However one must keep in mind that the jurying process is completely subjective - so what stands out for one person, won’t for someone else. Such is the life of any artist whether the genre is music, dance, painting, writing…you name it. I did take the workshop presented by the Juror, Susan Webb Tregay, which I found really useful and gleaned a lot of great information. Oh and I learned a lot too! I had also entered the same painting in another juried show, this one a national exhibition at the Pleiades Gallery in New York City running from July 15 - August 7. Well I found out last week that I DID get into that show….again with the SAME PAINTING….but a different juror and a different set of eyes. So you see - everything is totally subjective. This is nice getting into this exhibition as the juror is M. Stephen Doherty, the Editor -in-Chief of American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing and Workshop magazines as well as a published author on many art books and is an artist himself. So “Mr. Hooper’s Garden” will be going to the Big Apple for a few weeks to hang. Great news for me as that painting was my “sick” painting - in other words, while I was ill this winter and couldn’t paint, I had all this time to think about how to work on it. So something paid off for all of those hours I lay on the sofa! Hopefully all the good vibes keep going!!!!