Last night I attended my last meeting as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer. My term had expired and I did not seek reappointment.
It was time. Change is good, especially with an organization like this one. I believe they will benefit from an infusion of new blood.
But I'll still be around. I'm still doing classes, will still attend events, and still available if they need me for whatever. So the only thing that's changed is that I won't be going to board meetings anymore.
The board gave me a lovely parting gift, a beautiful Anni Crouter giclee print titled "Chick Magnet." I love it.
Moving on ....
Wow this summer has flown by. Other than a few Imagination Uncorked classes, I haven't arted much lately. Busy with gardening, yardwork (including digging out stumps - fun times!), battling with unwanted critters, and other such summer tasks. But a few things are starting to get my art mojo stirring again.
I had new art-related experience last weekend: I was one of six jurors at this year's Art & Apples festival in Rochester MI! The festival is put on by the Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA). There were 276 artists, it took me over 5 hours to go through them all, and I was completely awed by all the wonderful creations I got to see. A few days later I learned that some of my top picks ended up winning awards, so I must not have done too bad a job at this jurying thing.
Today I got PCCA's September newsletter, featuring me as their Art Market artist of the month. I am so honored and grateful to have my work showcased by this organization.
Later this month, I'll be participating in Imlay City's Art in the Rough again. I don't know my location yet, but based on last year's event, I know it will be a fun time. Details to come.
Then in October, we'll be painting a haunted house.
In the mean time, I'm crocheting pumpkins.