Random thoughts and bits of life of a coffee loving artist

Saturday, February 25, 2017

And so it begins

"Gathering Good Luck"
Watercolors on paper
By Dawn Star Wood
With the end of February quickly approaching, I would have to admit that I feel as if I've been inside a whirlwind as of late. Projects of various types have been coming along my path and I can'e help but feel a bit mesmerized. As I stated in Getting back into the groove, I had entered into a Fine Arts competition that was being hosted by the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. With 5 categories covering water media, oil/acrylic/mixed media, pastel/drawing, photography, and three dimensional, there will be plenty of creative and vibrant pieces to see. This year's judge happens to be D. Oldham Nearth, KVIE Art Auction Curator and owner of Archival Framing and Gallery
News about that has actually been quite positive, having received word that my piece
Gathering Good Luck had been accepted into the competition. With the pending judging of the various entries I can't help but be a bit nervous, wondering if I will be placed or not. Of course the reveal of winners will not occur until the night of the Artist Reception scheduled for March 4th. 

5th Annual Open Fine Art Competition
March 4th, 2017
Reception 4-7pm 

Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
9080 Elk Grove Blvd.     Elk Grove, CA 95624

3rd District (Books 1 - 3)
by Stacy J. Garrett
Of course I am not being idle while waiting in anticipation for the night of the reception. Quite the opposite, actually. Recently my dear friend, author Stacy J. Garrett and I have joined forces to work on the creation of an art book which will be tied into her current novel series, The 3rd District. I have worked with Stacy on other projects in the past  such as the cover to her book Shadow on the Sea so when she approached me with the idea, I found myself in a place to say yes. So as her series approaches the last couple of novels, we aim to give it a bit of a fanfare ending to wrap everything up. Currently there are 3 books of the series that have been released and is available Amazon. 

Website (3rd District): StacyJGarrett.com/3rdDistrictSeries 
Amazon: S.J.Garrett