This winter in my little corner of the world, at the edge of the woods, I took a vacation from my “normal life” and snuggled in my home and studio making art and learning to enjoy my own company. I have worked full and part time outside the home for many years and this was a totally new experience for me. I began focusing on my interior instead of my exterior. Awoke each day grabbing my sweats and leaving my hair in disarray since I had no immediate need to leave my compound. I spent many hours getting life back in order; sorting, filing, purging, walking down memory lane and marking tasks off my BIG TO-DO LIST. I loved creating more space for new things to come into my life. I was also finding that “releasing stuff” was affecting my artwork as well. My oil paintings, combined with cold wax, were heading in a new direction and I was thrilled to follow the path. Spending large chunks of time without interruption kept the flow going. Each piece contained layers of paint, cold wax, some collage and lots of texturing marks to make the colors and movement sing.
I am honored to be the featured artist in the June/July issue of Bloom Magazine. You can see the article at http://www.magbloom.com/2019/06/artist-dixie-ferrer-inspired-by-nature/ or pick up an issue in Bloomington, IN.
In July I will be “artist in residence” at TC Steele Historic Site creating art on the grounds throughout the month and teaching a workshop,” Exploring Nature Through Collage” July 20-21 in the new classroom. This opportunity is possible through an Arts in the Parks grant. The class is now full, but I would be happy to place you on the waiting list or in my data base for future classes.
Once again Ferrer Studio will be participating in the Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour the month of October. Visit www.browncountystudio tour.com for additional information.