I am a bit lost for words actually as this is the biggest break in the blogging since I launched my artist website, so with nearly 2 months away from writing I feel slightly lost, lol. I have been back at the easel painting furiously for the last few weeks though as I have some pressing deadlines that had to be met. I have just finished one of my painting commissions but still have several artworks still to do, so I am sneaking a little bit of time from one creative process to furnish another.
This artwork is handmade ceramic and mosaic and is called Travelling Cats, which fits this art and travel blog perfectly I think.
ART AGENT AND NAIVE ART EXHIBITION
Anyway I will start by sharing the reason for my absence and it starts with our very hectic but wonderful trip to Europe. My husband and I had 5 weeks overseas and the pace was frantic at times. We had originally planned a trip to India this year but as our daughter and boyfriend were going to Greece and invited them to join us our plans were changed. As it was things snowballed from there as I was also invited again to the Naive Festival in Katowice Poland and to come and stay with my lovely European art agent in Copenhagen. Then of course there were other places we wanted to see as holiday makers and other art business to attend too.
To give you some idea of the places we traveled to here is the countdown; Dubai, London, Milan, Cinque Terra (Italy), Florence, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Krakow & Katowice (Poland), Vienna, (Budapest, Belgrade) Bucharest (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Athens, Rafina, Mykonos, Santorini, Istanbul and then back to Dubai for another 3 days and then home to Adelaide Australia again!
Some of the countries and cities I had of course been in before over the years but others were completely new to us and every one of them had something new to offer and was a delight to explore. Very important for the artist inspiration to explore new horizons and I hope to share some of the travelling stories in future blogs and artworks.
Here is a quote I think fits rather well here by Susan Heller,
“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
Till next time happy painting, sculpting and travelling.
Love Marie xxx
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