Prayer Flag (Ochre)
2020. Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 16 in.
I’ve been making greeting cards to have for sale at my studio during Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours (OSAT), among many other preparations. I enjoy the process; it’s a series of small steps (developing, printing, trimming, pasting, bagging) that is finite, measurable, and not too demanding. And it results in a clean, pristine, colorful product in a neat little crystal bag that I can stack in a box and not worry about further. It doesn’t have the rewards of creating the original artwork, but it doesn’t have the risks, either. And sometimes that’s welcome.
I’ve included several of the Prayer Flag images from last year, such as the Ochre above, which are mostly sold already, but also some of the more current work as well as a few past favorites that make attractive cards. At least, I will be producing these if I don’t run out of time; there’s a lot to do!
I’d like to reiterate that I will be doing the first and second weekends only (Oct. 9-10 and 16-17) of the Art Tours; I may have confused some folks by posting the OSAT image that lists all three weekends. There are plenty of fine studios to visit all three weekends, but mine will not be open the third.
In other OSAT news, the Collective Show featuring works from participating artists all in one location will run Oct 2-24 with a kick-off party on Saturday Oct 2 from 6 to 8 pm; I will be there! This year it will be in Joshua Tree jointly at Gallery 62 and JTAG.
One more announcement: I’ve learned I’ve been juried in to the 9th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exhibition, at the 29 Palms Art Gallery this November. More to come on that; I’m in some excellent company and kinda thrilled.
Fall is a busy season in the desert, and I’m running to keep up. Spending some quiet time with the Prayer Flags has been a calming respite.