Friday, September 20, 2013

Celebrating Fall with an Open Studio

I have always loved the fall season. The back to school energy feels like a fresh start. The abundance of apples and garden vegies makes me appreciate the generosity of nature. The summer fog of Muir Beach gives way to crisp bright sunshine. I feel sharper and brighter myself. 

It's a wonderful time of year to open my studio, and so I will be hosting an Open Studio in Muir Beach on Saturday, October 5 from 10-4. There will be a wide assortment of my mixed media art from photographs bottled in mineral oil to layered collages and more, plus postcards & notecards for sale. There will also be art activities for kids and tea & treats, and my neighbors, Wendy Johnson & Peter Rudnick, will be opening their home garden and nursery too. Please see details below, and contact me with any questions. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, it would be lovely to have you stop by!

hosted by Mary Daniel Hobson, Wendy Johnson & Peter Rudnick
Saturday, October 5th from 10am-4pm
1795 & 1815 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA  

Image Above: Sanctuary #9, archival pigment print, 16.5 x 11", ©marydanielhobson

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Ideas

"New ideas always find me this way way, ramshackle, delightful, and unexpected. And I am convinced that ideas are everywhere, like wild daisies, there for the picking. We all have access. Anyone can snag the corner of an idea and give it a tug, pulling down from the firmament some fragment of greatness. It's not a lack of ideas that stops us from creating great work; it's that we make too many excuses and lack the courage to dream thing real. It's that having the guts to yank an idea out of the ether and toss it into a cycle of rapid prototyping, drafting and revising requires focus and risk. The creative process is always an encounter with the unknown, and demands a willingness to veer off course and be transformed." - Christina Rosalie from A Field Guide To Now

New ideas are finding me. I am working with them, chipping away and bringing them into form like the new series of prints in progress pictured here on my studio work table. I am practicing diligence and patience. And I am feeling very blessed to have the capacity - the space and the time (though I always crave more) - to take my visions and make them tangible and real.