Sunday, July 31, 2011

Early Spring 2011 Newsletter from Sally Delap John

(I'm running behind on many things--here is Sally Delap-John's first newsletter to post, written just before she moved to New Mexico)

2011 Early Spring Newsletter                                                                                                                                  
Sally Delap-John                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My yard is filling with all the beautiful flowers I have planted over the years. So far we have poppies, lupine, calendula, scarlet flax and all the lavender. Sweet peas are filling in and will be blooming soon. What a great send-off it will be when I move to New Mexico at the end of April.

          As the official move is nearing, we made a week over and back at the end of March - just missing the last big storm, and close enough to dodge snow over Tehachapi and around Flagstaff. Past that, it was lovely weather for the overnight in Truchas.

          I’m nearing the last of teaching watercolors to a wonderful group at the Door Gallery. Seeing the growth in them makes it bittersweet. Also have one more demo to do for Alliance of California Artists. I was a charter board member when this group split to have it’s own identity. As a watercolorist I’ve been before this group several times, this will be a first in oil. I’ll also be leaving the Art Stand, a co-op where I was a primary founder. What a joy to see it continuing and broadening in scope. I will remain the tasting room artist for Cedar View Winery.

          I am looking forward to a new, even more art-centric life in New Mexico. Look for me in the Essential Guide, a far-reaching publication. The June issue of Southwest Art Magazine will have a spread on Plein Air Painters of New Mexico and I’ll be included.

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