Sunday, July 22, 2012

Artistic Family

About 11 years ago, some of our family and friends, all in the arts, would meet once a week in our studio for a drawing session.  We would hire a model and draw for about three hours in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.  When the model was paid and left, we would open a bottle of wine and prepare dinner together.

It seemed rather sudden that the complexities and demands of life caught up to us all and we stopped meeting. Once in a while we talk about the memory of those times together. We are hoping to find the time to do it again someday.  We miss it.

Since then, the family has developed and now our talents include:
Artists: Jane and Maryann
Printmaker: Allesandra
Graphic Designer: Rudy
Fashion Designer: Anne
Industrial Designer: Xandy
Photographer: Beth
And myself.

We share knowledge, ideas and influences.  It is not surprising, therefore, that several of the grand-children are also inclined to draw and build models.  They enjoy using the studio once in a while but they are always doing things at home.

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Only ten more days until we hang my work at the Gratia Gillespie Gallery at Atria Darien for the month of August.  The next post will be after the Opening Reception.

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