Anyway, I found a "Life List" that I wrote about a year and 1/2 ago.
Things on the list that I've already accomplished:
Lose 15 lbs.
Paint at Ghost Ranch
Show at ASLD summer art market
Meet new people
Things that I think I can still achieve:
Lose 15 more lbs.
Visit and paint in every National Park
Paint in Monet's Garden
Get a dog
Do artist in residence programs
Go to the movies more often
Watch Game of Thrones
Visit Sedona/energy vortex
And things that will likely never happen but it's nice to dream:
Lose yet another 15 lbs.
Ride in a hot air balloon
Sleep like I did when I was 20
Learn another language
Paint easily, beautifully and prolifically and get "discovered" with no effort whatsoever on my part
So, ya know - not bad. I'll keep plugging away. Sometimes it's good to be disorganized (I tell myself) - it was nice finding this list and realizing that I am working toward some goals. Here are my upcoming events for the busy month of June.
Littleton Plein Air Festival
Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 1st
I'll be out painting for 3 days with 50 other artists around Littleton.
Schedule is here.
Please visit me at the Summer Art Market where I will be standing around for 2 full days!
Art Students League of Denver
Summer Art Market
Booth #38 on 3rd just east of Grant Street
Saturday, June 9th 10am - 6pm Sunday, June 10th 10am - 5 pm.
I'll be there and set up by 9 - come early to beat the crowds!
Along with my plein air pastels and studio oil and acrylic paintings - I am also selling some of my pen & ink sketches you may have seen on instagram.
Finally - I've donated this painting to the Alzheimer's Association Art Auction held on June 9th. See my facebook post to see much of the art that will be auctioned off that evening here.
Thanks for following and hope you have a great beginning of summer!
Just After Fall
30x40 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
@lishutart on instagram
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." Rumi