Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Balance of Life and Art

 The immensity of the canyon walls of Moab, Utah contrasted with our truck and trailer at our campsite.
"Newspaper Rock" supposedly 2,000 years of history (Canyonlands, Utah)

Riding Gemini Bridges trail

I just returned from a fabulous 3 week road trip through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. I road my bike in a 110 mile "Cino Heroica" ride in Northern Montana. We went to Estes Park and did some hiking/climbing and stayed with friends Gene and Denise. Then on to see our daughter in Denver. From there  we rode the awesome single track in Fruita, CO and then it was down to Moab Utah to meet up with David and Amy. We checked out the Bar M trails, the Klondike Bluffs and Gemini Bridges. We were going to go straight home from there but decided to stretch out the trip just a little bit longer and spent a day in Park City Utah. Their single track mountain bike trails are the only gold rated ones in the US, and now I can see why. Beautiful, and the trail up was one way, which made it really nice. We had a great ride! Celebrating my 53rd birthday in style. Then it was only a short drive back home.

So here comes the balance...It's hard to keep up on everything I am involved with in my art from the road.
1. I had my daughter mail my bike piece off to NYC for the World Bicycle Relief Project! The benefit gala is November 29 and I hope to attend!
2.  I tried to keep up best as I could with my obligations to Boise Open Studios which is coming up fast (Oct. 13 and 14) come see me!!
3. and for Treasure Valley Artist Alliance...our next meeting is tomorrow at the CAAC in downtown artist panel...hope you join us!
4. I was featured on Seth's Blog!
5. I sold a piece of art at the C.W. Moore Building in Boise through the Gypsy Gallery show!
6. This Thursday is our BOSCO demonstrations at the Boise Art Museum.
7. Friday is the BOSCO opening at the Visual Arts Collective. ( I have 2 pieces in the show)
8. Sold a couple pieces at the Boise Art Museum Gift Shop and at Green Chutes!
9. I am doing a step by step painting class at my sister's Chocolate and Wine Festival in Texas, October  20th.

It's great to have a double life. Now it's time to stay home and clean the studio and get ready for the tours!