Hello April!

March blew out with some rain and wind. I left for Atlanta and Asheville on April 1 for one giant art date with my friend Patti, the SnowQueen. We had been planning this “Birthdaycation” for a year!

It took me ten hours of driving to get to Patti’s. The next day we drove 3 hours to Asheville and checked into our home away from home, Watauga Woods, a cozy, comfortable airbnb.

Patti had a beautiful bedroom with walls painted by our hostess, Brenda and I had a hideaway on the sunporch… my treehouse room with three walls of windows and plants all around.

There were restaurants nearby, big beautiful homes with flowering front yards and towering trees and a little lending library!

When were weren’t roaming around Asheville galleries, art studios, bookstores and restaurants, we were on the porch with our own little art fest going on…

Immense fun!

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Art for Appetizers – Watercolor a day…

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My watercolor-a-day project has been a lot like visual journaling. I have just gone with whatever drew my attention in that moment. I am thinking of doing another project-a-day challenge for myself in September. August was just too busy and being away on a road trip with lists of visual stimulation didn’t leave me with much quiet time for creative endeavors. It was inspiring… Asheville, NC is a place I’ve always wanted to go. It didn’t disappoint. We spent a whole day wandering around artists studios in the River Arts District. Many artists were working in there studios and were happy to stop and talk about their process. Many used cold wax with oils and I might just try this out. I love my hot wax encaustic paints, but the hot weather here in the summer just isn’t the time for it. What creative fun are you up to?