Hi Everyone....it's been over a week here at the artists' residency at Brush Creek Ranch and I feel as if I'm quite overdue for touching base with my friends and readers! Johntimothy and I are having an amazing time, immersing ourselves in the studios, which are brand new....we are the first "official" artists for the pilot program of this residency. Johntimothy is working mainly on screenprints, with some other investigations on the side....here he is in the door to his studio!
And here I am, happily nestled in my studio next door....Studio C! I'm making drawings and now some paintings on handmade paper....totally fascinated by the rocks!
We're settled in a beautiful landscape that includes rocky mountainous views and wide sweeps of rolling valleys....just gorgeous. The air is fresh and clear here at 7,000 feet and we are going to have a hard time pulling up stakes, that's for sure. Here's a view of the rooms, taken from the porch of the studio building....with the fire pit in the foreground. Two of the evenings we've seen a jackrabbit dashing about and at first I thought sure it was a coyote....so big and long-legged!!
Johntimothy has been the picture taker so far and seems we haven't taken too many, but time is drawing nigh, so we'll have to take lots of photos, so I'll have more to show you when I get back! If you've never done an artist's residency, there are many opportunities out there and I highly recommend it....a residency enables you to reset your artistic life, quiet your mind and heart and more than anything....relax and feel more like yourself!! And I can certainly recommend Brush Creek....the full program, open to artists, writers and composers, will begin in December. See you at the end of next week....if not before!
A little addendum here...just found the link for where we are, including some nice shots of the main eating/lounge area!