ARTCAMPER EXHIBITIONS and ARTCAMP LUXURY
artCamp 2016 starts Monday and runs for ten days, July 18th through 29th! Our teachers are eager. The classrooms are ready. Supplies are organized. Lunch juices are in the frig. Afternoon snacks are waiting on the pantry shelves.
Appreciation goes to two valued supporters of artCamp and artCentral—Doug Osborn owner of The Palms for sharing his beautiful salon space and Eric Putnam of UMB for donating display panels for displaying artCamper art.
Make sure your artCamper wanna-be gets in on all the fun of camp creating and exhibition sharing. If you haven’t gotten around to registering, there’s still time. Spaces are available in several classes. Call now (417) 358-4404 to sign up your aspiring artist. Each day will be filled with fun, friends and making art that really rocks.
My typical artCamp morning starts at my cottage, where I wake very early to ritually set the tone for a happy, creative day. I’ve practiced this energy invigorating “just-for-me” time since the days I was raising a family. Back then I put my “special time” in place up front, because once the household was awake, pure personal moments were scarce as we moved into our days of work and school and play.
Over the years in different seasons, I’ve used my “special time” in different ways. In recent months I’ve enjoyed beginning each morning with reading for an hour or two. By artCamp opening day I’ll just be finishing the last of the twelve Poldark novels written by British author Winston Graham.
Set in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, the Poldark series tells the story of a rural Cornish mining family living on the challenging southwestern coast of England. Locally sourced foods provide everyday sustenance. Near distances are covered on foot or horseback. A trip by coach to London requires five days over randomly maintained roads. Though most landed gentry live comfortably and well, poverty and scarcity are familiar to many. Regular folks who find the time to learn their numbers and letters are home-schooled. Time for making art is a luxury.
At artCamp everyone gets to enjoy the luxury of art-making!
Walk, come by bike, horse (if you have one) or hitch a ride with your favorite four wheel driver. Bring your lunch. Arrive looking for fun. I’ll have our green door open!