So, I left Winthrop, WA, this morning after a fantastic workshop yesterday. I’m always psyched when artists get together and talk about marketing their work. There’s so much sharing. So many ideas floating around! THIS is why I do what I do!
I headed back to the coast, but this time I took the route over the Northern Cascades. WOW! How amazing! So, I’m talking with my husband tonight and he said, did you see Liberty Bell? Well, I don’t know if I saw it or not, but I took lots of pictures. As it turns out, he climbed Liberty Bell two years ago with a friend. It didn’t mean much to me at the time (except, of course, to congratulate him heartily) because I hadn’t been anywhere near the peak.
Guess what? I had snapped pictures of this fabulous peak (above) without even knowing Rob had been here before. Sometimes, you just have to experience something for yourself in order for it to be meaningful. I know there is a lesson here. Something like this: You can read a lot about marketing and self-promotions, but you really just need to test it out yourself in order to understand it.
I was also taken with Diablo Lake and the canoers (rowers, kayakers, scullers???) below. I love nature, but I always enjoy finding unexpected intrusions like this.
I hurried my way through the Cascades in order to reach LaConner this afternoon before the Museum of Northwest Art closed its doors. What a treat. A nice, small museum devoted entirely to the art of this region. I wish there were a lot more museums that would pay homage to their local artists.
I learned more about two artists I knew of: Morris Graves and Mark Tobey. And also got to know Guy Anderson and Kenneth Callahan.
I was going to stay in a different town, but changed my reservations as soon as I arrived. This town is too darling to leave.