25 Days of Minis started a few years ago as the brain child of artist Teresa Haag. It began with a few artist friends on Facebook and has grown into 42 artists juried in from across the country. I have watched this grow, know many of the artists involved as well as Teresa and for numerous reasons have held back participating until this year.
But this year I have thrown all caution to the wind and decided to throw my hat into the ring. Why this year?
Well….as I said, I have watched this Holiday event grow over the past couple years and I like what I have seen. I LOVE that this is such an out of the box approach to Art, Holidays and Gift giving. I think this is a fantastically fun way for Artists and Art Lovers to access unique gifts for friends and loved ones in celebrating their unique Holiday traditions.
But isn’t this, also, a fantastic way for Art to come into your home? For you to see the Art of so many different artists and so many different styles of art? From the comfort of your home or any place you decide, when you have time! There are so many varieties of art styles you might try something a little different or give one of these gems as a unique gift because all of these are one of a kind, original artworks. How cool is that?
Realize that the painting is just half the work for us artists. We also have to photograph the work, edit those photos, upload those photos to the 25 days website as well as to our own selling website. We also have to write descriptions, frame the work, do social media, write newsletters, blogs, etc. So starting in the fall is not starting early, if that’s what you are thinking!
At this moment, I am a bit worried about how much work I still need to do to pull this off but, honestly, I am happy that I decided to throw my hat into the ring and become a part of this event. After all.... Art is a celebration of the human spirit and of human connection and what better time of year to celebrate that then now and with 25 Days of Minis.
So to recap...42 artists upload 1 painting a day from December 1-25. That's 42 paintings a day! A total of 1050 paintings over 25 days!! To see the new paintings every day Register at 25Daysof Minis.com and you'll receive an email link every day in December! You can also bookmark or favorite my page of 25 days of minis and be sure to check it every day to!
here are just a few fun pictures to tickle your fancy and maybe spark some curiosity! Stay tuned...more coming sooooooon.
Okay, I've had a couple weeks to recover and reflect. This was my 4th annual Open Studio and to be absolutely honest...it was the toughest one yet to get ready for....but also the best one yet in many ways.
Usually we start prepping for this event by mid-summer, doing house projects, yard work and such. I start working on promotion and indoor projects, specific to Open Studio, early in August. This year, due to my solo show at Mkt Place Gallery, we didn't start gearing up until late August/early September. That was a big mountain to climb. We have learned our lesson!
Now, I am not complaining. There were a number of contributing factors that delayed us and the art show was just the biggest one. We also had done this for 3 years and maybe thought we knew what we were doing...hahaha. But then I decided to re-hang the WHOLE house at the last moment when the 40+ paintings came home from the Mkt Place Gallery show. That complicated things a bit more!! :)
Here are just a few pictures from Open Studio weekend. To get your personal invitation to next years Open Studio and exclusive online offers plus other updates and information, be sure to sign up for my email list below!