As I turned off the highway onto our street I was looking directly into the most gorgeous full moon and you guessed...I grabbed my camera and started shooting. This was my favorite out of 20 or so photos. I can remember as a kid growing up out in the middle of nowhere on a huge farm we could not wait for the full moon. We would invite friends over and we played outside as long as we could. No night lights, no street lights, just the light from the moon shining so bright you could do almost anything you wanted. Then I grew up moved away to city lights and street lights for years until I moved to Georgia almost out in the middle of nowhere again. When the moon is full I can walk around in our home at night without turning on a single light with all the windows we have and as I look out into the yard I can picture a ton of kids coming over to our home to play by the light of the moon!
Art wise...it was a very good day! Almost completed one of 4 mixed media collages I have been working on for several weeks. When complete each piece has atleast 18+ layers of paints, gel mediums, papers, gesso, etc. I am not one of those slap it on quickly and move on to the next piece. Here's a snippet of one of the pieces I am working on now...6 layers and I have only just begun to build the background.
Remember I told you a day or so ago I had some exciting art news to share....well here is some of it. I was told this past week of some news, but I was waiting on my official letter to arrive before I shared it here. I have been juried to show my artwork at Glynn Art on St. Simons Island. Several of the jurors said collage has become too crafty and they appreciated the pieces I submitted as they were original and exhibited my point of view - not crafty or just a scrapbook look. I only told one person about submitting my 3 pieces to the gallery as I had been told, don't be disappointed if you don't get in. They are very tough when it comes to accepting an artist and most try atleast 2 or 3 times before they are accepted, but each time you are given constructive criticism to help you grow and then reapply in six months. Well I don't have to wait 6 months....I was accepted on my first try and I am thrilled to have GlynnArt Gallery represent me and my artwork.
And more art news that I have eluded to in a post several months ago as one of my art friends said is that I will be teaching some classes again starting soon. I have not taught in almost 4 years, but they say it is like riding a bike, if you did it once you can do it again. Trying to fit dates into an already hectic schedule with exhibits and art shows and other things in the works is proving to be a challenge, but I am always up for a good challenge as they make you a stronger person and if you sit back and wait on the perfect time, the opportunity may just pass you by and you won't even notice until it is too late.
Off to work on some homework for an online class I am taking...will share about it soon.