High Country Art & Antique, Blue Ridge GA

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you – ‘I’d like my crayons back please.'” –Hugh MacLeod

High Country Art & Antique in Blue Ridge GA is the first gallery that represented my work. I remember the day I nervously entered the gallery. That was two years ago and boy has it been a good fit. Just recently Blue Ridge has been named one of the top ten towns for craft by a public vote held by American Craft. If you click on the link, you can see all the towns that made the list this year. The photo in the winners list (#6) for Blue Ridge is of High Country Art & Antique. Congrats to a great gallery. Info and a link to the gallery is under the above tab ‘gallery representation.’ Check it out.

I am delivering this new work to them on Monday:

Mountain Biking (16x22.5)

Mountain Biking (16×22.5)

The Dog Whisperer (30x18)

The Dog Whisperer (30×18)

'A Good Dog' (22.5x18)

‘A Good Dog’ (22.5×18)

Hungry (18x22.5)

Hungry (18×22.5)

If you are in the area, hope you get a chance to visit the gallery. Blue Ridge (GA) is a great little mountain town with many wonderful shops and restaurants. But if you can’t make it to Blue Ridge, High Country Art will gladly help you chose a piece of artwork and ship it to you. There’s lots of great work from many different artists to choose from.

Summer is finally settling down and it’s almost August – and over. It’s been crazy this year with renovations, travel, garden and canning and dental work. I feel though that I am finally getting my rhythm back. And it feels good to be in my studio – working everyday!

“I try to make something every day. I find that important. One doesn’t sit down and have a good idea and then go out there and perform it. Pointless. Ideas, metaphors, things spiritual or real, occur out of practice. Go in there everyday, make something and something will flow out of that.” -Anish Kapoor

About Judy Shreve

Blogging for me is like keeping a journal which I have done in various forms since I can remember. But what's great about this format is it offers an opportunity to explore all the things that interest me as an artist with others. Blogging seems to strengthen that sense of being part of both something personal and something universal. It takes the journaling idea and expands it through visitor's comments creating a valuable dialog that connects us to each other no matter where we live. I enjoy responding to each comment and warmly welcome your visits. email: judyshreve at mac dot com
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