On Monday, I hung my Sunflower Series at the Sunflower Bank in Longmont, CO. On this coming Friday, tomorrow, they will be celebrating their 125th birthday with a barbeque. I am very honored to have my work on display for this event! The bank is purchasing a framed print from me in the form of a Gift Certificate, which will be the prize for a drawing they will have. The lucky recipient will get to decide which image from the series they would like. It is a delight that the bank acknowledges the value of art (monetarily, physically and emotionally), and the benefit it can have for their customers. The above photo is located to the right when you walk into the bank, and to the left of the tellers.
This grouping is to the immediate left when entering the bank, and the images below are on separate smaller walls in between offices.
If you are interested in purchasing a print, please click on the above Sunflowers Series wording at the top of the screen in the black bar.
In the spirit of creating a challenge for myself, I’ve come up with ArTaG – an art tagging game!
How many of us when feeling pressure have said, “I just don’t have time to sketch!” “Stop overthinking and just do it”, I say, but starting can be the hard part. In order to help motivate myself, and to help myself be accountable to others, I’m tagging friends through messaging to see if they want to “play”!
I just did a 4 minute sketch and messaged it off to a friend who is now “it”; she has been tagged! The tag sketching game is in her court! Now I wait (go about my daily business – drink tea, eat chocolate, sketch more, hold my granddaughter, paint) for my friend to complete her 4 minute sketch (hopefully within 24 hours to keep it fresh) and message it back to me! The concept is to do new fresh sketches with each tagging. The great part about ArTaG is you set your own length of time for the sketch! It’s fun to experiment, try a 30 second, 1 minute, 5 minute or 20 minutes! It’s amazing what can be accomplished in each of those amounts of time. I like putting the date and time on the sketch to document my work.