Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer in the Northland

Visiting Bearizona with Simon and Rachel.
Oh my goodness! I can't believe that once again,  I haven't "blogged" in such a long time! It has been a busy summer indeed with teaching classes in Flagstaff at the Z House Gallery, guest speaker (and painter) at the Red Rock Lavender Farm in Concho, and wonderful family visits with the kids and grandkids.

Making chocolate truffles with Alex and AJ - delicious!

Red Rock Lavender - some personal time after my demo.

Oh yes, and I now have a beautiful poster, with a detail of the Flagstaff train station from one of my paintings, available in Flagstaff at the Visitor Center, the Artists' Coalition Gallery on E. Aspen and the Z House Gallery on Route 66. www.ZHouseGallery.com

Brandy's 20th Anniversary Celebration was so much fun! I was thrilled to be included in a 2 month group show with 7 other artists who  have shown their work at Brandy's Restaurant Gallery, in Flagstaff, over the years. That event culminated in a Big Outdoor Bash on July 27th with so many family events in the parking lot. I was part of the Artists Outdoor Market selling my "wares" at the back of my Honda!

That brings me to August, as I paint and prepare for Flagstaff Open Studios on August 24th and 25th, 10 am to 5 pm at my home studio. There are 65 artists participating this year at 35 different studios. You can download your map and brochure at 
www.flagstaff-arts.org. I am Studio #20 on the map. This year my sister, Janis, will be here, all the way from Toronto, Canada, to help us out with the event! My husband, John, will be hanging the paintings, putting out the signs and balloons,  and fixing the tasty treats in the kitchen. Yes, we'll have the recipes again for you this year!

I'll sign off now, so I can get back to my brushes; but promise to add a note soon about my solo show at Brandy's Restaurant www.BrandysRestaurant.com coming up on September 4th!

ps: If you are a new follower and would like to receive my newsletter with advance notice of shows and venues, send your email contact to me at Catherine@CatherineSickafoose.com. Thank you for your support and inspiration!

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