Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday Shopping!


Please keep this in mind while thinking of your holiday gift shopping. Remember to shop local and support your community. There are many holiday art & craft shows in your community waiting for you to browse,purchase and enjoy the holiday spirit. Please take a moment to support the efforts of these artists with a purchase.
thank you...Helen
www.helenharrispaintings.com

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ready,Set ....GO!

The outdoor art tent show season has ended with the chilly days and many  artists have moved indoors. There are a variety of Craft & Art Shows that pop up in this upcoming holiday season. Are you ready?
I always have a constant struggle of taking a break from the summer's exhausting circuit and want to take some time off to simply relax but come Fall those Holiday shows beckon. I'm never ready for  them....and rather than chastise  myself for it I've learned that perhaps that 's not the way for me to go. My rhythm  changes and so does my work....
This year I decided instead of regretting that I wasn't ready with the holiday stuff I'd look to place my work with gallery/shops for the winter and explore scheduling a solo show for the up coming year. This has given me new energy to work instead of guilty regrets.  I've placed my work in three shops so far, giving my work an opportunity to be seen and sell rather than gracing my own walls through out the winter season. I've  scheduled a solo for November 2015, far enough away to explore a theme for the show but within a reasonably short time to  keep preparing with a deadline.
Understanding myself as an artist and my work habits has come after many years of experiencing the highs and lows of working everyday. The "everyday" has been my key to self discovery. I am in charge of what I do or don't do....Are you?
So Ready, Set ....GO!
My work is available at the following Gallery/Shops for this winter:

  •   The Noyes Museum Shop- Hammonton, NJ
  •   Idiosyncrazies, Pt. Pleasant Beach,NJ
  •   Picture Perfect Gallery, NJ
  •   Solo show: November 2015 @ Idiosyncrazies, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ

I am always adding new work to my web site: www.helenharrispaintings.com and have paypal options to purchase directly from me on the site for work that has not been placed with galleries.
I hope you'll take a moment to visit!