I did hear spring frogs last night! Crocus have recovered from the snow two weeks ago...
Sometimes there are just too many internet sites, blogs, twqeets etc to maintain. I'm having problems due to using two different emails and PW for a poetry blog and this art/studio blog.... just totally messes up everything so I stopped posting studio news.
I'll get rid of the bad news first:
my winter classes are crashing in mega cancellations -
5 have run waiting to hear on 4 and 12 classes out of 21 have been cancelled as far as Oly Parks, Auburn and Centralia extended ed, Sr services [Oly and Steillacom]
Now of all things, one of my ORLA classes will not run from now to June! that is the biggest blow as it is really good pay rate!
Also Hampton's Unit might cancel the once a week art activity...
it seems my jobs are self destructing. I am in shock but will just keep pushing what else can one do?
Back to the happy place:
Which includes all the block prints I've made recently,
posting a lot of art work on my zazzle shop http://www.zazzle.com/nine_lives_studio
and started a www.fineartamerica.com gallery as well... http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/ellen+miffitt/all
cyber marketing - hard to keep up with it all.
Sumi-e blank note cards are still selling well at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and of course, at Traditions in Olympia, Love Series collage cards at State of the Arts, ...
When I taught the mandala class a few Saturdays ago that got me making more… I'm working on a 4th one – almost finished! Here are two of them....
Started pushing for some exhibits in 2011:
Accepted to hang @ Greenspot - Tea House & Art Gallery, 3318 Bridgeport Way W, Suite B, University Place, WA 98466 Phone: 253-565-2832 www.greenspottea.com might be April/May....
April 29 - May 1 The Almost Perfect Sale. Every year BAC presents thousands of ceramics, jewelry, paintings, wood, and more, straight from the artists’ studios, for sale at reduced prices. Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, 151 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
2011 Artist Garage Sale!! Saturday May 21 from 10 to 3pm at the Armory. POSSCA will be asking for $1/visitor at the door as a donation to POSSCA [Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts] to help art/music ed. Olympia Armory, 515 Eastside St SE, Olympia WA
2011 22nd Invitational Salon Exhibit of Small Works ----- Exhibit Dates: Friday May 27 to Saturday July 9, 2011 - Opening reception: Friday May 27th, 6:00 to 9 pm Location: New Arts Program, 173 West Main Street, Kutztown, PA 19530-0082
6x6x2011 - Global Fundraiser Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY - June 4 - July 10, 2011
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 6-10pm
7:30pm raffle for buyer positions 1-20
8:00pm all other buyers
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 6 at 10am
Sold Out Artist Names Revealed to Public: July 1 *New! Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 10, 11 & 12
cash prizes: winners will be chosen by popular vote *New!
6x6x2011: Global is the fourth exhibition of thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, youths, and YOU. Each artwork must be 6x6 square inches and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. All artworks will be for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artist names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through July 10, 2011.
Circles: this show highlights the circle as an organizing principle found in artworks that are both realistic and abstract. Show Dates: June 13 – Oct. 16, 2011 Site location: University House Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA
Met Vets Solo Exhibit July- September 2011 Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, 401 Fawcett Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma, WA 98402 (253)274-0225 www.metvetpets.com
"2011 Equine Art: The Horse... and a Whole Lot More" exhibit co-sponsored by Emerald Downs and WA Thoroughbred Foundation [WTF]. Preview party and reception July 7 at 7 pm at Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn, WA. Exhibit runs from Thursday July 7th to Sunday July 10th
As far as the writing – I’m still rolling merrily along… 161 poems since January 1st – so happy that the creativity of words http://ellen-spoetry.blogspot.com/
That's all the news here...