I was invited to be the artist presenter at the Valley of the Moon Art Association’s monthly meeting for April.
They meet at the Sonoma Hills Retirement Center – a lovely place. Yesterday was the big day, and it seemed to go quite well. It was my very first PowerPoint presentation, so I was a bit nervous about whether or not everything would go smoothly. No problems occurred, luckily! The screen went up OK, there was a plug nearby, the projector and laptop all worked without a hitch. The best part, however, was how receptive and enthusiastic the VMAA artists were. They made it very comfortable for me, and we talked about both my abstract and natural history bodies of work for about an hour. All in all, it was a very rewarding experience. As an added bonus, I now have a PowerPoint slide show of about 40 paintings all set for another time.
To end the presentation, I showed the small original paintings of moths and butterflies I’ve completed so far for the caterpillar book in progress. I’ve now completed the Death’s Head Hawkmoth, so I’ll post that as soon as I get a chance to photograph it. I’m thinking that the finished art book may be titled “The Little Book of Metamorphosis”. What do you think?