Another year, another year in review blog post... so much has changed, and yet so little. I find it funny, every year I dig up a few posts from previous years so I can see what it was I was excited about at the end of the year and it is always the same and yet totally different. Cycles of time I guess.
I’ve found that 2016 has been a good year for me, personally. It has also been a year of different creative output – not as many paintings as usual. The paintings I have done have mostly been big, which is such a treat. Instead I’ve been dabbling in other media and producing different types of work. Some of it is ready for the eye of the public, some of it is still in it’s infancy so, best kept under wraps until my skill develops.
My top ten list this year – things that I’ve learned in 2016:
This has been a good year. Lots of change that I have yet to process and lots of art supplies still waiting to be unpacked and organized. I am really looking forward to the New Year as well. I’m always a sucker for a fresh day timer and new adventure.
I’m just starting to wrap up what has been a very, very busy year (I will reflect more on that in another post). In addition to working on the last painting for the Intersection Art Project I have a number of exciting things coming up in the New Year!
In January, I have the amazing privilege of painting for the Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts award show. Last year, I was chosen to be the FortisAlberta Professional Artist of the year at this same event, so the chance to perform is very exciting for me. Tickets can be found here.
In the spring, I will be taking my instructing on the road to the Kelowna Art Gallery for a weekend workshop on basic linocut printmaking. This will be on April 1st and 2nd and the two day format will give us lots of time to experiment and play with technique– you can register for it here.
Also on the road to Gallery 204 in Langely BC on May 6th and 7th where I will be holding two workshops: Basic Linocut Printmaking on Saturday and on Sunday, a special Mother's Day printmaking class for kids! These can be registered for here.
The registration opens on December 15th for an exciting one day “Taste of Printmaking” workshop for Red Deer College’s Summer Series on July 22nd. This is will be a fun, full, fast paced day of learning for sure! You can find out more here.
There are some other events being planned as well that I will you know about as they become finalized. Looking forward to the fresh start of a new year!
One of the things that has been on my to-do list for forever has been to make a Facebook page (separate from my personal page) for my art. Up till now, I've friended people I've met in person through my art stuff, but I still tend to reject random requests of people I don't know (mainly because it is my personal stuff and there are a lot of random non-art requests sent out)
Anyways, it's snowing a ton and we are cooped up in the house and I decided it was time to take the plunge. If you want to keep updated, please feel free to give it a "like" you can search for Michelle Wiebe Art or just click here.