I don’t know, this little bird just makes me happy. Her thought bubble holds all the good stuff.
The Merrickville Artists’ Guild is pleased to announce that the 2020 Virtual Studio Tour will be launched on October 3rd at 12:15 AM. You will be able to view a compilation video as well as individual videos of each of the 24 participating artists in their studios and galleries by going to the MAG YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3YhNaDawyrPS4Z3opHQiBQ
There is just something about old barns that captures the imagination. Character and nostalgia standing or doing its best to stand in the windswept field or surprisingly in a forest.
Winter…contemplative time. What is rising to the surface in my thoughts, yet again? Music and the evocative images they awaken. I come back to Prairie Wind from time to time. Neil Young is one of the reoccurring influencers I can always lean on. For a few years now I’ve thought about that image he sings about of “Just a farmer’s wife hanging laundry in her backyard.” It was included in the song to illustrate the point that some people think is nothing out there on the prairies but they are mistaken. There is more going on than meets the eye. The image is simple and stark but so loaded too. It makes me think of hardships, loneliness, housework, hard work, gender roles, the ever present wind and the beauty in simple tasks and the mostly long gone feeling of curling up under fresh off of the line bedding. So many layers. I hope to finally get to these images in my head on canvas while listening to some tunes.
The MAG Artist Tour is happening September 28, 29 & Oct 5, 6 in Merrickville, Ontario
I’ve be showing my work at FM Studio, 330 Main Street East with Silversmith Fiona Macintyre.