I’m not actually used to talking to people all day – especially about my own work, so I’m finding this all a big step away from my normal routine. As I write, I’m sharing a dining room table with Debra – who is grading her students papers and Jean who is editing images , intermittingly talking about work and other things. Been here at this table a couple of hours already and its still only 8.30.
We’re waiting for the galleries to open so that we can take some work across and start installing.
The others ( Bruce Davies, Michael Borkowsy and David Cotton ) don’t arrive until tonight with the rest of the work, but we can make a start as Elena Thomas’s work and mine have a definite place in the gallery. They’re probably the most complicated as they involved stringing up supports, so its good to have a head start on them.
Yesterday ( My Birthday!) we had a lovely day out in Ellicottville, first visiting artists Sean Huntington and Patricia Eckstrom : http://www.seanstrees.com/ and http://www.patriciaeckstromartist.com/ who were having an open studio weekend . Their studio was situated at the foot of the Allegany Mountains and the scenery was absolutely amazing. I could see where they drew their inspiration from.
From there we headed across to visit Barbara Fox : www.BarbraFoxArtStudio.com picking up on a nifty technique she has of rubbing garlic on copper. Not sure where I’ll get copper from when I get home, but it’s on my list of things to try!
A bit of sightseeing and then back to our temporary ‘home’, where we spent the evening doing even more talking!.
Will try to update more tomorrow, but by then the house will have another 3 guests and I can’t see us all sitting around this table!