I’M STILL HERE! AND READY FOR ART TRAILS!

 

 

My goal this year: More big necklaces, and more small shrines!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first weekend of our Sonoma County Art Trails open studios event is coming up fast! As in….this weekend!

My studio will be open Saturday and Sunday, from 10-5, September 24 & 25, and October 1 & 2.

You can check our website to see work by 125 Sonoma County artists.

And you can see MY listing there, too! I’m #63 on the tour. #61 is Cynthia Jackson-Hein, painter of quietly-aging landscapes, in the building across the parking lot (Studio Santa Rosa, bldg. 32), and #62 is Serena Hazard, abstract artist extraordinaire, on the 2nd floor of my building, 33Arts, bldg. 33 at 3840 Finley Avenue. (NOT the community center, we’re in the buildings formerly known as “the Barracks”, the housing units left over from a former Naval air base.)

Yep, I’ve been out of the picture for awhile. Several severe health issues took me down and made my life miserable. (Not fatal! Just painful and exhausting as all heck.) Now I’m on the other side, grateful for everything and everybody who helped me get through.

So my studio is even messier than usual, but don’t worry, I kinda like it that way! Some artists like to make their creative space look like an art gallery, or museum. Me? Not so much.

I work in a mess, I create in a mess, and I’m never sure exactly where I’m going with each new work of art. Sometimes all the options are overwhelming, but eventually, I get to where I want to be.

It’s my process, and that’s never gonna change. What I love about it? You get to see EVERYTHING involved with making my artwork: The equipment, the materials, even my process. (I have a couple works-in-progress.)

There’s no single way to be an artist, a creative in the world, and I’m living proof! 

So come on by, say hello, explore, open drawers, pick things up, try things on,ask your questions, and have a good time! 

Hope to see you there!

And now for the ifs….

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Luann Udell, artist/writer

“Ancient stories retold in modern artifacts:
Jewelry, sculpture, fiber works inspired by ancient art.”

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Author: Luann Udell

I find it just as important to write about my art as to make it. I am fascinated by stories. You can tell when people are speaking their truth--their eyes light up, their voices become strong, their entire body posture becomes powerful and upright. I love it when people get to this place in their work, their relationships, their art. As I work from this powerful place in MY heart, I share this process with others--so they have a strong place to stand, too. Because the world needs our beautiful art. All of it we can make, as fast as we can! Whether it's a bowl, a painting, a song, a garden, a story, if it makes our world a better place, we need to do everything in our power to get it out there.

4 thoughts on “I’M STILL HERE! AND READY FOR ART TRAILS!”

  1. This piece is beautiful! Good luck with you open studio. I have one too this weekend but my studio is a disaster because I had to compress two rooms into one this week. Gotta work on it in the morning.

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  2. I also went through some serious health issues last year and it does derail you!!! So glad you are getting better and ready to share your work again! Many blessings!

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  3. Glad to hear you are recovering, sorry to hear you were unwell. Good luck with your open studio!
    (I like to picture you fishing nuggets of wonder out of your clutter and turning them into something magical… 🙂 )

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  4. A group of local artists (including me) have informally connected on Fb and are planning an Art Trail in November. I have gotten in touch with my town’s legislative council to see if we can get any promotional (or other) help at least with promotion.

    I hope it works out!

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