Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2012

What a weekend!

The weather was perfect, the crowd was engaging, and I couldn't be happier with my first JP Open Studios.

Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2012

Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2012

I was so lucky to secure a spot at the Eliot School. The whole event was very well organized and ran so smoothly. It was great to get to know some of the other instructors there as the screen printing class I will be teaching is swiftly approaching.

The response to my work was positive and I had some wonderful discussions with a few local art-appreciators.

Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2012

These birds got a lot of attention (most folks tried their hand at IDing each species) and the Arboretum tree was popular as well (a young couple recognized it as the place they had recently taken their engagement photos!).

This was my view of the event:
Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2012

During both days I painted while sitting behind my table. I had a few kids come by and ask if they were "real paints" and I chatted with them about their own art adventures.

I can't wait for next year and have plans to bring more cards featuring my watercolors (the animal postcards were a big hit) and maybe a few more 'product-y' items (stationery, animal toys, another calendar).

Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2012

Thank you JP Arts Council and everyone who came out!


1 comment:

  1. yay! so glad it all went well. i realllllly do love that "bleedy" style of the bird painting and i'd love to see more of it!

    i'm glad i could come by and it was good to see you (sob!), even just for a short bit :)