This spring and summer promises to be lively! My schedule is filled with teaching and traveling opportunities. I just finished up at CREATE Mixed Media Retreat in Orange County where I taught 4 classes and met so many great new people, got to spend time with new friends and old bouncing around potentially awesome ideas for the future. I unloaded, packed my bags and went to visit old friends in Memphis, TN for a few days. My dearest friend from Memphis is an amazing watercolorist whose passion is for birds, especially owls these days. Now I'm packing up for a quick trip up to Spokane, WA at the end of June at Spokane Art Supply where my friend MaryJo McGraw has organized a 2-day workshop exploring mixed-media in my my favorite wacky style. I'll only be gone 4 days, but I am confident that the time there will be filled with lots of color, whimsy, fun and best of all new artful friends.
Julie Prichard is busy converting our classes in the Land of Lost Luggage from Ning Network a new format, so I'll be manning the forums for a couple of weeks in early July while she navigates the transition. Lots of good changes coming up after the transition, so be patient with us as things unfold.
Last but not least on the travel schedule this summer is a quick trip to Phoenix for Art Unraveled 2013. I hope if you are planning to go you'll stop by and say hello or catch me sometime as I pass through the air-conditioned hallways to introduce yourselves.
Summer travel is always fun, especially when there are artful adventures on the horizon. What are you planning to do this summer? Will it include some artful explorations?