Friday, July 24, 2009

It Never Rains in Southern California

But it rains in Maine!!! And as been raining since the beginning of summer. My perennial plants are the tallest they have ever been. The gardens are lush and green but inundated with snails and slugs. I don't think I have enjoyed one afternoon of reading and relaxing by my garden pond on my bench, due to the weather. If we have had a clear day or two, it was spent mowing the grass and trying to keep up with the weeds!

So I have been in the studio, and I am working up some new ideas and different directions where my muse is taking me. I will be working more on my family series....and after my 'Shades of Black' series am doing a 'Shades of White' series. I also am doing new work for a show in North Yarmouth, Maine that opens in September. And of course the commission work....fitting that in where I can.

I am not so happy to announce that I will not be physically able to attend the reception or to do my casein demonstration at the Saratoga, NY show at The Equidae Gallery August 7th., due to some health set backs. But I will be making good use of my time at home, keeping busy in my studio.....and in my gardens if the rain would stop!!


Dianne Poinski said...

Hi Kathi,
I am sorry to hear about your physical challenges. Be sure to take care of yourself during this time. Looking forward to seeing more of your new work.

Linda Shantz said...

I'm sorry to hear as well, Kathi, but glad that it doesn't keep you from painting!

We've had a lot of slugs this year as well - never seen so many. I wonder if the wayward peacock likes slugs? :-P

Kpeters said...

Thank you Linda and Dianne.
My time in my studio or gardens is so very healing!
Not to mention the time mucking stalls!!!!