Keeping warm in the Artic chill that has prolonged low temperatures in Olympia WA I’ve

been ignoring the last of remodel chores till I can open windows/vent the house better.

Happy dance to be able to concentrate on my teaching art classes and creating new pieces.

 

Currently Have work hung at The Brick House Gallery in Tacoma WA:

Opening reception January 17th, Third Thursday from five to nine.

Second reception on Third Thursday in February as well, and by appointment beyond that.

Show will run through the end of February.

Location: 1123 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma WA

Resolutions. How do you feel about them? For you? For the world? Made any? Planning to make any? Do you keep ’em? January is coming right up, and to welcome 2013, the Brick House Gallery is calling on you to voice your opinion. Literal is fine, but the more esoteric the better. Riff on it; give me your interpretation of New Year resolutions, yours, or anyone else’s.

www.thebrickhousegallery.com

 

 

My mind is percolating – think I have some ideas for this upcoming exhibit:
State of the Arts, Olympia WA is celebrating their 20th anniversary. “create a work of art in your medium around the number 20. It can be anything you can imagine, 20 polka dots, the numeral, etc. Your imagination is the only limitation. Instead of asking you to donate the work of art for the customer raffle, I ask that you make a small print of it and matt it. We’ll give tickets to customers who will then put them in envelopes by the art work for their chance to win it during the party on Feb. 1. Yes, the party is from 5 to 7-ish. We’ll have refreshments, maybe music and the raffle. Downtown has been doing a First Friday Arts walk and this event will be part of it.”
Will post images as soon as I paint my 20th Anniversary themed pieces.

 

I’ll have signed up to display in the Urban Onion/Olympia Hotel Balcony, Legion Way for Olympia Arts Walk XLVI , Friday, April 26th, 5-10pm, Saturday, April 27th, 12-8pm… wow, Spring is right around the corner!

Kirkland Arts Center has a call for artists to submit for their retail store. I just sent off a query to them in response to the call. Now to prepare a sample for the Tacoma Art Museum store… my goal this year is find more venues for my original Sumi-e cards, artwork and of course generate some sales.  Today I’ll get down to Traditions Cafe in Olympian to switch out the holiday cards.

And for meditation purposes – my friend Andrea sent some yarn for me to knit fingerless mitts! I find when knitting, I really chill out as with any art form that I work in.  When I’m knitting, ideas for projects drift into my mind so I keep a sketchpad handy.

Finally I must finish my neglected art-o-mat blocks and ship them out and begin making seasonal Sumi-e cards to bring back up to BAC on Bainbridge Is and bring down to Traditions in Olympia..

Trying to get away from all the cyber work on the three Zazzle shops. I’ve been adding new products to each shop and still switching some things into Zen Ink and Christmas Studio.

http://www.zazzle.com/Nine_Lives_Studio  base shop, whimsical Sumi-e, watercolor pencils, block prints on products

http://www.zazzle.com/zen_ink  traditional Sumi-e and Enso paintings

http://www.zazzle.com/christmas_studio Christmas themed images on products

 

Also:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NineLivesStudio  PMC jewelry

http://ellen-miffitt.artistwebsites.com  for prints and cards of any of my images [mixed media/collage, Sumi-e, block prints, watercolor pencil & photography]

 

Plenty of classes at Oly Parks, Arts & Rec – check their website for details.

Olympia Parks, Arts and Rec  –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

Contact me for private lessons or group project at my home.

Keep hope in your hearts,
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