"Let the beauty we love be what we do." Rumi

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Travelin' stuff

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Old timey things seem romantic, but as I recall travel used to be more leisurely, more of an 'event' in itself, and not just a way to get somewhere...I wanted to capture the pleasure of traveling more slowly than we do today in this small work.  I have been having fun learning to use my new oil paints and this is my first one.  It is 4" x 6" and framed in a simple gold frame.  I will be entering it in the Gallery North Miniatures Show in Edmonds Washington during the month of March.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


More than 6 months since my last entry!  After the fun and excitement of being shown at Raven Rocks, I began to get ready for entering a few shows...Edmonds Art Festival,  ASW show and others.  Entering in many festivals and shows all over the northern Puget Sound Area was lots of fun, but challenging to keep up with so many deadlines.  So I was delighted to be invited to join the Whidbey Art Gallery in Langley!  I juried in my pastels and my miniatures and became a member July 1st.

Much to my surprise, at the end of July I was asked to join the Artworks Gallery in Greenbank!  Again, I juried my pastels, becoming a member the 1st of October.

Events have followed -- having my acrylics at Whidbey General Hospital in November and showing in the Artists of South Whidbey Winter Galleria in December.  I had taken a number of workshops in the summer, took on a very large house project and with the usual summer guests, it was a busy time.

2012!  And so begins my 4th year of being an artist!  I look forward to a great year of painting,
Look for my new website: www.barbaramearing.com.

Happy New Year to all.