July Art shows and UBC-O Continuing Studies

July is a very active month for me. The last six months were really, really difficult. The universe said, “Surprise.” And I still am in a state of recovery from my separation from my husband. The sadness wells up when I least expect it and I keep expecting to come home and find him here. Sixteen years of having him with me daily and being my best friend is going to take a while to get over.

However, there is lots to keep me occupied. I have an art show coming up at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Get ready for
Potters and Artisans 20th annual
For the Love of Art Almighty! Sale
It’s the Biggest and Best Quality Art and Crafts Sale in Kelowna.

Rotary Centre for the Arts
Sat. July 17 from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday, July 18th from 10:00-4:00
Featuring Local Artisans and their Wares,
Pottery, Clay Art, Mixed Media Paintings, Digital Arts, Drawings,
Glass work, Slumping and Stained glass, Sculpture,
Jewellery, Silver and Gold Smiths, Fabric Art, Textile Arts,
Weaving, Photography, Print making, Wood work,
Quilting, and, other high quality Art and crafts.
Sponsored by Potters Addict Ceramic Art Centre and the Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Call Potters Addict 250-763-1875 for more information.

Also in July, I am teaching three classes for UBC-O Continuing Studies.

Blogging is a one day workshop

Limited spaces available.
Saturday July 31 9 am – 1 pm Total Cost: $67.20

Blogging

$60 + HST

What started out as a simple method for keeping an online

diary or journal has become arguably the hottest form

of communication and expression of the day. Blogs

are micro-websites that are typically maintained

and updated by an individual. While many still

function as personal diaries, a growing number

provide commentary or news on a particular

subject. This hands-on workshop helps you get

started on your own blog, whether it’s merely a

place to record your daily thoughts or a venue

to share your ideas or opinions on the world

today. Learn the basics: deciding what to

write about; setting up a blog, step-by-step;

using templates; uploading text, photos, video,

and audio; and using various blog tools.

Travel Writing is a full week of learning

Limited spaces available.
Monday – Friday July 26 – 30 9 am – 12 noon Total Cost: $252.00

$ 225 + HST

Take a trip with a veteran travel writer, and discover what it takes to have your story published. Good travel writing is more than just describing where you’ve been and what you’ve seen. This week-long journey will teach globetrotters what you should know before you go and how to translate what you’ve seen onto paper. The session will look at how to generate story ideas, help participants develop their writing skills, and teach aspiring travel writers how to get their work published by writing pitch letters to editors. Whether your travel story is about far-flung destinations or the multi-faceted beauty of the Okanagan, this is where it all begins.

Bon voyage!

Location: FIPKE Building

Room number: FIP138

I have been taking pictures of flowers from the garden and

snugging up close to really see the heart of the flowers.

blue rose with filters

blue rose with filters

canterbury bell has a seed forming

canterbury bell has a seed forming

chevrolet red rose

chevrolet red rose

Purple Clemantis with white star centre

Purple Clemantis with white star centre

clemantis paint image

clemantis paint image

clemantis with white star centre

clemantis with white star centre

beautiful lilies, the bud itself is wonderful

beautiful lilies, the bud itself is wonderful

When is When

Waiting for the swelling in my knee to go down is taking patience and acceptance that I will not complete my goals. I have the studio to complete and projects to construct. To slowly make my way through the garden is still a pleasure. The roses are magnificent.

tea roses in lilac with heavy perfume

tea roses in lilac with heavy perfume

I have taken the time laying down for 8 days to upload some videos from the European trip in 2007 that show my art.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEfWP7L29q8

The workshops for children coming up Friday and Saturday are always a great deal of fun to put on. Going through all of the storage places trying to find materials will take time. My materials are scattered in three places. Once I can walk again, I will build my studio and then organize my art works.

Meanwhile, I will attend to all I can while resting my leg.

beautiful harvest from garden

beautiful harvest from garden