Dusting, sweeping, pruning, making! It's the last-minute rush getting ready for the Studio Tour this weekend, August 25-26, 2018.
To be honest, it's a little like deciding to have a big party and invite all your friends. It's exciting to think about seeing everyone. And it's a lot of work getting ready. And it's about the only time I ever clean. Don't judge me too harshly, I just have other priorities. Who wants to eat off the floor, anyway? Ick.
There are 51 studios to explore, spread over the length of the island (about 49 miles). So you can see as little or as much art as you like. Studios are open 9 to 5. All the galleries will be open, too. I have some nice pieces in the Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley.
If you are a real hard-core art visitor you can meet 76 artists, working in every medium you can imagine. And then you can have pie at Whidbey Pies in Greenbank. And then you can take a nap. Kind of like Art Thanksgiving.
You can poke around my studio, where I'll be showing the layered glass landscapes and other weird experimental work.
Gina Michel, another Whidbey glass artist, will be showing her work at my studio. Here's an example - so much fun!
Here's a link to the catalog. You can download and print it and you can also pick one up at the first studio you visit.
I hope I get to see some of you this weekend - indulge yourself!