A Day of Art

Thought this photo would convey my day. It began with some work on the little painting. Then Shelly and I picked up friends Stu and Judy for an afternoon of studio visits. This and next weekends the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour takes place. 31 Whatcom County artists are opening their studios to share their work with visitors. We visited three today. We started at Brian Kirkvliet’s Gossamer Glass studio. He and his family have become friends over the years. My cat Mehitabel and her late brother Duma came from a small litter of barn kittens born at their farm. In summer they have a farm. In winter Brian creates glass masterpieces. The glass here was on his sale shelf. I now have a small collection of his work.

Next stop was Lorna Libert, another friend who does wonderful large oil paintings. She has a life size painting of a giraffe in her living room that just touches the high ceiling. Lorna was my first painting teacher when I began to study in 2005.

Last but not least we visited Larry Richmond whose elegant ceramic vessels present the marriage of ceramic, weaving and amazingly detailed patterns.

After the art we went to the Filling Station for an early dinner together. It was a lovely way to spend a day.

By the way everyone observed masking and social distancing. And some of the studios required vaccinations.

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