Wednesday, August 26, 2015

what i did on my summer vacation - 2015

"At times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning"
This is a quote from a courtyard instillation by Jenny Holzer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.  I traveled there again this summer with some art teacher besties. We had fun exploring the new exhibits and I just love this quote...perfect for my full on summer-izing!
This is Mika. She is my new kitty bestie who lives at Mrs. O'Leary's Art Store in Wichita.  She kept me company several evenings this summer while I was playing and making stamples.  She is loving on my copper heart locket I made at Art Unplugged at Mrs. O's in June.
I did think about school a bit when I made a few stamples using the new papers and stencils for Mrs. O's.
I had a fun and art filled 40th (yikes!) b-day party at Mrs. O'Leary's.  All of my awesome guests made ATC's for a little birthday book and 6 by 12 canvases with fun stencils and chalk paints to take home as party favors. A great time was had by all!!! Thanks Joni, Faron, and Elaine for all the greatness! Above is one of my favorite ATC's by my friend Andi using an Artful Illusion crow stamp.
I was also persuaded to design and paint this guy for our hallways at he is in progress. 
I was able to get in a photo session of my dad with his awesome backyard bloomin' summer sunflowers...
I took a lil' road trip with one of my besties, JK, who also turned the big 4-0.  We saw lots of fun Kansas points of interest and had a blast getting our Thelma and Louise on!
But mostly I did a lot of this...taking lots of moments to just recoup, refresh, and rejuvenate for the new year!

I will be blogging more about some of these adventures soon, so be sure to check this page again for links to all the fun!

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