Keep Learning Keep Going Keep on Arting

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Magic in the morning pond view

“Keep going!” Do you ever have to tell yourself that? Seems like I’ve been telling myself that quite a bit lately. Sometimes it’s good to sit down, take a breather, and consider what’s been accomplished instead of wondering if the finish line will ever be in sight.

I’ve been keeping plenty busy with a full show schedule, hosting the no-cost weekly drawing practice events, and now adding teaching into the mix.  I even put on an abbreviated but intense Right Brain Business Plan workshop earlier this week as part of our Creative Hillsboro efforts.

And of course it’s been full steam ahead gardening season here as we try to get our plants in the ground and established (and dig the hole for our new garden pond) before it stops raining.  Yes, you read that correctly.  I was shocked to learn that in the Portland, Oregon area, summers are terribly dry!

If you are local to the area, maybe you would like to come to one of my art and creativity classes or some free arty events this summer?  I’ve just updated the schedule and yes, you can register on-line!  We’ve had so much fun making art I’d love to have you join us.  To make that easier, there are some fabulous “bring a friend” discounts. The more the merrier!

Class and Event Schedule Summer 2014  — please share if you know someone who might be interested — Thanks!


Author: Barbara Martin

4 thoughts on “Keep Learning Keep Going Keep on Arting”

  1. I’m working on figuring out the balance thing here, too: to pause and reflect, not just strive forward.

    As to Oregon weather–I was so confused when I moved here! I had left southern New Mexico and driven for four days, and it was 95 when I got here?!?!?

    1. Hi Laura! Sometimes it seems like the striving is counter productive, there needs to be lots of artist-feeding or filling of the well for the output to happen easily. And it’s a wiggly path, or a spiral, not a straight line. By that I mean artist-dates and play time, process time, and relaxing time besides product time. And that’s ok. The balance part is important, too. It takes not just time but also energy to do all the things besides art-making….

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