Friday, December 28, 2018

Art Escapes and Life Updates

I started this blog 12 years ago; long enough to watch the children of our friends grow up and embark on adulthood. So many times I've almost deleted it, certain that no one has time to read blogs any more. Or maybe that's just me. In my present decade the days seem to have shrunk. So thank you for being here despite all that.

The photo above was taken Christmas day at my daughter's new house. Our family gathered to eat, play games, and watch a movie together. The best plan where we each cook a few dishes and then bring them together for our feast. The last 2 years have been mostly vegan and it's fun to experiment with new dishes. One change among many in this new decade.

I continue to paint like a fiend and you can see those paintings (gobs of them!) at judywiseart on Instagram. I post occasionally on Facebook to keep in touch with friends from all over the world and I have a website now that features non-representational paintings which is what I'm doing these days.

Since my last post I've travelled; taught in the UK and visited Santa Fe twice. I sold at the Lake Oswego Show again and last September sold at Art in the Pearl here in Portland. That was a blast. I love sitting at an art fair where I can schmooze and show my work. It's in my DNA. I love conversations with others about art, philosophy, art, travel, more art.

My New Year's Resolution is not to let this blog languish for another long nap; in the meantime come visit me on Instagram, Facebook, or at my website. 

Be well, give thanks, keep making art. xo


Alison Cook said...

you've been such an inspiration to me - both you and John and his garden. I've admired your journal most of all. please continue sharing your art and garden and thoughts in this blog, which I've followed for years and years. thank you and happy new year.

Pilgrim said...

I am so happy to see you are blogging again. You are such an inspiration to me. Happy New Year.

Michele R. Unger said...

I always love your blog. Nowadays I am also enjoying your IG feed and your website. Any and all ways to keep up with one of my favorite people! Wish I could do a European trip with you and Kathie but the time doesn’t work. Maybe next year? Happy 2019, dear Judy. All love and good things to you always.

Dianna Woolley said...

Judy, loved reading this. Being connected w other artists is very important to me too and I love your adventures in camaraderie! XoDianna

Suzanne McKay said...

WOW, Judy! I did not know you had a blog. I will continue to check it out! Sorry I missed The Pearl this year. Will you be there next year, too?

Judy Wise said...

Hello Alison, Glenda, Shelly, Dianna and Suzanne,
For some reason my replies are not posting but I want to thank each of you for your responses and wish you a Happy New Year.

iHanna said...

Oh I'm so glad you're not closing shop but promising to keep it filled with more of your wise thoughts.

Happy New Year Judy!

Lis said...

So happy to see your newest blog. And that your doing wonderful. I adore seeing your updates, and the garden and photos are always a delight. Hope to cross paths someday on a art adventure. Been a minute since Artfest days:). Xoxo