I love this time of year. I love watching the bulbs emerge from the cold earth. I love the random days of 70 degree weather amongst the drizzly days as April fades into May.
Lots of exciting things are going on this time of year. My hometown Brookline Artists Open Studios group and all the other local open studios in the area can fill weekend after weekend with artistic inspiration. I'm always running around like a mad woman getting things framed and labeled, writing up price lists, and putting the finishing touches on my art.
It's always exciting to experience open studios whether you're showing or visiting. If you're interested in open studios, you might want to order a copy of the Fall 2009 issue of Studios magazine and check out my 45 tips on open studio success, including tips on visiting open studios.
The other exciting happening for me is the reappearance of the Brimfield Antiques show. It comes to Brimfield, Massachusetts, every May, July, and September. I go to the show for at least two days each time it comes and always go home with the best treasures. I love finding supplies for organizing my studios. If you'd like to add antique finds to your studio set-up and are looking to bring more of the beautiful out-of-doors inside, you'll love the article in the new, upcoming Summer 2010 Studios by Susan Borgen.
So, if you're in the Brookline, Massachusetts, area on May 1 and 2, and want to see my studio (featured on the cover of the Fall 2009 Studios) I'd love to meet you–make sure you introduce yourself! It's always great when other artists stop by.
And if you see someone digging through the boxes of goodies under the tables at Brimfield–that will be me. I'm looking for some more Mason jars (I collect them) and some lovely old metal pails for my markers. Oh, and don't forget to pre-order your issue of Summer 2010 Studios, 148 pages of inspiring studio ideas to flip through while enjoying the warm days of summer.