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Drawn to Nature (Paint Party Friday)

When I look over my artist CV, I'm noticing a trend. There are primarily exhibitions with titles that include the word "nature." I'm glad to have found just the right niche to place my paintings and drawings, someplace that also resonates with my writing.

In a couple of days (Sunday, July 12th) I'll be demonstrating my drawing skills, while also enriching my portfolio at an outdoor event through the Skokie Park District, held at the Emily Oaks Nature Center called "A Brush with Nature." I'll most likely be perched near the wildflower garden. There will be around 50 other artists there, spread through the center's grounds. I can't wait to see all of their different styles and techniques. Fingers crossed it won't rain.

A week from today (July 17th) is the opening for "Drawn to Nature." It is an multimedia exhibit of artists working with diverse materials, while sharing an intimate experience they have had with nature. Here is the invitation card to that exhibit. I hope you can make it to the reception if you're local.

I am very intrigued by the painting on the invitation card and can't wait to see it, and all the other work at the actual exhibition. It's nice that these sorts of exhibitions are going on to reflect indoors, what we can also see and feel outdoors.

I know you've seen this here once before but in relation to the show, here's the piece I'm exhibiting:

Dandelion Puffs with Allium Flower, c. 2015, Stephanie Rose Bird


  1. The piece you are exhibiting includes some of my favorite color combinations. It is lovely. It sounds like you have two wonderful experiences to look forward to. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thanks Ginny for stopping over from our Paint party Friday and for your compliments!

  2. Your piece is really pretty! Congrats on getting into the exhibit, very cool!

  3. An attractive picture. Enjoy your events.

  4. a really soothing and lovely painting-best of luck with the exhibit!

    1. Thanks Linda! I'm glad you find it relaxing.

  5. Oh the allium and puffs piece is fabulous Stephanie, and the exhibition sounds quite interesting. And what a fun event "A Brush with Nature" sounds to be. Wishing you a wonderful time at both.

    1. Thanks Deborah. I'm getting geared up for both. Hoping it won't rain tomorrow morning!

  6. Oooh sounds very exciting...I love your delicate piece! Very pretty. Enjoy the ride!! It will be fun and inspirational!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. Hope the event was great fun Stephanie and may the upcoming one go well too. Lucky visitors to see your work!

    1. Much appreciated Susan! Will post pics here on the blog momentarily!


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