East Austin Studio Tour – Behind the Scenes

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This year, I will be participating in the East Austin Studio Tour (or EAST as we like to call it) over at Flatbed Press. Yesterday, I had opportunity to get in some “behind the scenes” peeks at some of the work and let me tell you, it’s spectacular. I absolutely love the project related to memory. It involves a digital projector, iPads, and lots of short videos-that’s all I want to say about it now. Without revealing too much, I have to admit it’s really got my head running around thinking about all kinds of new projects I could do with iPads and digital artwork. It really is a revolution going on out there in terms of this new media. Lots of great new opportunities for artists and artists having lots of fun. I have to say there was a lot of wet paint too but, you know, that goes with the territory.

EAST promises to be such a fun event again this year. I predict it’s going to be even bigger and better than last year. It’s going to be crazy yes, it’s going to be full of artwork, yes. There will be thousands of people there, yes that’s true too, but it’s also going to be quite fun and quite an opportunity for artists to mingle with the “general population” as it were. This is a great opportunity to get our artwork out in front of the world, out in front of the masses, as it were, and to meet and greet lots of folks.

If you are in the Austin area, I hope you can get out to see some of the EAST activities. I hope you can get away from the pre-holiday rush, come out and join us in the fun and activities. There is always lots to see and do at EAST and this year is no exception.

Our TV coverage has started, with the local PBS station, KLRU, doing a special half hour show on the Austin EAST shows. The galleries are getting spiffied up, the shows getting hung, and the finishing touches being put on the work. I’m sure that, as I type this, lots of paint is drying now too.

I’ll keep this short today, as I have to get back into the studio to, guess what? Yes, I’m painting today too.

Come on, paint, dry now! We’ve got to get you all hung and ready and pretty for the big events that start this Friday.

Until next time…


  1. Great Grandma Lin
    November 7, 2011 / 4:00 am

    you certainly keep busy and creatively so…

  2. Carol
    November 7, 2011 / 5:15 am

    Yes, but that's how art and photography is (any of the creative fields really.) It's sometimes a lot more work then they glamorize it to be on TV, that's for sure!

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