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Sitting it Out This Summer

Summer is my favorite season, and strangely enough I love Florida summers. Yes… it gets too hot and humid to breathe some days, but that is what the ocean, the springs and swimming pools are for. This summer has been a unique experience for me. I broke my leg at the end of May and I am still non-weight bearing now in mid August. Other than almost daily swimming pool therapy, I am sitting inside this summer.

After three trips down to my studio to pack up art supplies and bring them back to my house, I am working. The first 6 weeks home recovering, I built houses for the HOME show exhibit I organized for Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. See More About HOME. I built beach houses and bird homes and a mountain cabin diorama… oh, and a chicken house. Now that all the “building” is over, I am back to painting papers and making mixed-media collages.

 

It’s hard to believe that soon… very soon, the fall art show circuit gets into full gear. I only do a few shows in the Fall… especially this year, but lots of new work is needed!  At my studio I have these great tall legged tables that I work at so I can move around to different works in progress. Here, at home I have had to adjust to worker smaller, better planning and rotating artwork and supplies. It’s nice to be home with my pups, Beau and Sweet Pea… they love everything I do :)

Today, just back from physical therapy… I am working with my gelli plates to paint some new papers for collaging with. One benefit to not being able to get out much is that the typical distractions of life are fewer and there is more time to work.

A Very Big THANK-YOU, to all my family and friends who have cared for me in so many amazing ways this summer!

2 comments on “Sitting it Out This Summer

  1. Lynn Meehige
    August 20, 2014

    Renee enjoyed your blog and sorry
    About breaking your leg. The house
    Sculptures Are wonderful. Sorry now that I didn’t get it together to make
    Something. This summer a new studio
    Space has been added to my gallery.
    So excited to have space to work
    There and perhaps some classes.

    • Renee Decator
      August 20, 2014

      Thanks Lynn… glad to hear you have some room to work at your gallery. Yes, we had some amazing houses come in for the show.
      Lots of fun to see.
      Renee

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