Next weekend (9/21), I’ll be participating in Artist Row show and sale at the Rochester Public market for the second time. I’m excited to again be a part of this event. This month marks the 1 year date since the launch of A Yellow Wood; last year’s Artist Row was the impetus for pulling the site together. Since then, I’ve updated the site with a new blog post and creative work just about once a month…

Since then, I’ve updated the site with a new blog post and “artful creation” just about once a month. Of course there are those pieces that never make it to this site, works borne of frustration and relegated to the scrap pile, to be reworked, painted over, or just forgotten. I recently saw the blog of a woman who had made a resolution to paint every day. So ambitious! I often wonder what might come out if I put myself to the same task. I think it would be a lot more scrap, although it’s true I’ll never know for sure if I don’t try. But I like to think that my time between paintings that I deem as worthy of sharing with the public is not wasted time, but just a dormant period, a time for me to recharge and plan, to get inspired, and prepare to do something I’ll be proud of.

For anyone interested in more info about the Artist Row show, you can visit the market website at http://www.marketfriends.org/artistrow.html. The show/sale is on Sunday, September 21, 10 AM to 4 PM. Unlike many of the other art festivals in upstate New York, this one is essentially free to participate in (many have registration fees of $200 or more) and requires no specific equipment (the market’s permanent pavilion provides an overhead covering, whereas at many festivals, the artist needs to have a tent structure of some kind). It’s a terrific avenue for emerging artists in the area to display and sell their work, and a great place for the public to come out and connect with those artists. I hope to see you there :)