It's the last day of March -- with nine months to go before the holidays arrive. But I can't be lulled into thinking I've got plenty of time to get ready for them. Oh no. I'll be doing a Pop Up show in December for which I'll need plenty of inventory.
Normally, nine months would be more than adequate to prepare, but when I take into account the large chunks of time between now and December that I won't be able to put in studio time due to out of town travel, family coming to visit, teaching workshops, etc., that deceptively large "window" shrinks dramatically.
So this morning I kicked off my Get to Work initiative by starting with collaged cards. They're always popular, and I love making them. With coffee cup in hand as I waited for Hubs to wake up I turned out Card #1:
The substrate is 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. The design is made from scraps left over from larger works. I'm loving this color scheme, probably because it reminds me of Santa Fe.
After flattening it under some heavy books I'll affix it to a blank Strathmore note card, and slip it along with matching envelope into a clear sleeve. Then it will be stored away until December. It seems a bit odd to be thinking of Christmas with the dogwoods in bloom, but it beats waiting until the leaves start falling!
The Art House Gallery Small Works Show, 4425 Cherokee St., Acworth Ga. Nov. 2 -Dec. 21, 2019. This show features several of Lynn's paintings and mixed media pieces, as well as her mosaic pendants and hand painted necklace sets. Call 678-543-5777 for more information.
Douglas County Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton St., Douglasville Ga. Dec. 2-20, 2019. Lynn is very honored to have been chosen as the Council's Pop Up Artist for the month of December! Here you'll find her one-of-a-kind jewelry creations, paintings, handmade cards, collaged notebooks and much more, all ideal for holiday giving. 770-949-2877 for more info.
Holiday Gift Shop at the Rosenwald School, Cherokee St. across from Logan Park, Acworth Ga. Sat. Dec. 7 , 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 8, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Come browse an amazing selection of handmade gifts and meet the 20 artists who made them. Shop for pottery, jewelry, home decor items, fine art, cards and stationery and so much more in the historic Rosenwald School!! Plenty of free parking. Call 678-543-5777 for more information.