New Studio, an Art Retreat, and 2-Page Spreads

The last couple weeks have been a much-needed shake of my space and my head. You know if you let salad dressing or orange juice sit in the fridge too long, they need a good shake to be digestible and satisfying and fresh once again. Well, those ingredients have been shaken for me and I am encouraged. First, painted my second bedroom and closet to become a new home studio. Second, moved all of the supplies and furniture out of the Beehive space into my house. Next, took a weekend off and attended Nelliepalooza, friend Nellie Mitchell's creative low-key getaway in Neosho full of art-making and snacks. Lastly, started playing in my journals again, with no agenda, no deadline. Spring has sprung, my mind is clear, and as always...making art brings me balance and stability. What kind of spring cleaning do you need to re-arrange the clutter, blow away the fog?

Rearranging an older collaborative piece into a portfolio. Old to new, always a part of my process.

The new home studio. Great light, great view of my pretty yard.

Other half, including storage closet.  I love it.

Art journal piece started at retreat, finished in studio.

One corner of Nelliepalooza. Over 40 women participated.

My work table at Nelliepalooza.