I thought I'd share a little of my Saturday when I drove to Fargo and attended the Visual Arts Studio Crawl!
It was fun and VERY interesting. I was amazed at a lot (well, all!) of the art I saw. So many of these people are doing what many of us dream of..........creating art full-time.
There were SO many studios to visit and they were scattered a bit and not being familiar with the Fargo area so much, I had to pick the ones I wanted to see most.
My first stop I just stumbled onto purely by accident. It was the Upfront Gallery downtown where I saw a lot of unusual art~macabre but so very interesting to look at. One artist, Mackenzie Kouba was in the back and she came out once but I never dared to wander back and watch her because she wasn't actually listed on the brochure indivually. The 'gallery' was listed but not her name and she should have been. I would have loved to watch her work. Funky college art student :)
Upfront Gallery - Artist: Mackenzie Kouba
Another stop was Elizabeth Schwankl. She is a BEAUTIFUL artist, inside and out! Lovely, lovely person. She creates 'aluminart' which is hard to see in this photo, but in person it's gorgeous. I actually purchased a little piece of her work. It's all I could afford! LOL
Next was Ellen Jean Diederich. She's an amazing watercolorist and her home was opened to all. She's published books and has taught many people too!
Ellen Jean Diederich
Then there is Karen Bakke.....WOW! She does it all! Murals, watercolor, acrylics, and oils.
The city of Fargo has works of hers scattered all over! Murals in the hospitals and churches and a few special children's bedrooms. She's amazing and it was great to see her work in person!
What did I learn on this fabulous day? I learned that:
I. am. not. an. artist.
I. am. a. crafter.
But maybe, just maybe if I had the time to devote to it, I could get better and better too. This reminds me........I'm off to check my lottery tickets! Maybe I can punch out early today :)
For now, I will work to pay the bills and dabble as I do now for fun♥
Have a great week!