Looking Backward, Planning Forward

January 12, 2018 11:53 am  /  thoughts  /  , , ,

Well, it’s another new year…

Turned out that 2017 was not as art productive as I’d hoped it to be.  Not that I wasn’t working, I was workin’ my butt off.  My energy was poured into making a go of Kid Frolic Austin, my kid based business.  I love this little business.  Meeting parents and kids at the pretend play stage of their lives…what a great place for everyone to be, such a sweet, fun, and imaginative time.  It’s truly the best stage of childhood.

As wonderful as that is, I find myself needing to satisfying my painting and fine art creative needs.  As I’ve tried over the past year to fit it all in, I’ve come to the conclusion that it just isn’t possible, at least not for me.  Always having a split mindset, always rushing, never enjoying …not a good way to run a business, be creative, or live in general.  It’s time to make some hard decisions.

Due EAST 2017

This group show kicks off the East Austin Studio Tour.  It’s a great place to get a sampling of what you will find when you do the big Tour.  All works are 12″ x 12″ or less so you will see lots and lots of art.  Not only is it a great preview of EAST 2017, it’s a great way to get a piece of artwork and donate to Big Medium which among many other art things, makes EAST possible.  25% or 50% of the purchase price will go directly to art projects like this one.  This show will be open during EAST November 11 – 12 & 18 – 19, 11am to 6pm.

Due EAST reception is November 9th starting at 6pm if you do the dinner ticket, 8:30pm for general admission.  For additional information see the Calendar listing here on my website or link straight over to the Big Medium EAST website for more details.  It’s going to be fantastic!  I can’t wait to see all the artists and art lovers enjoying this once a year event.

and I’m gonna do what I want.

Life just keeps happening and things are always interesting.  Wade & Wander was originally set up to be a mobile continuation of Wade ArtRoom Austin, a local art gallery.  Soon after, it changed to my personal website for fine art painting.  It hasn’t had much attention since.

My interests are many, but I tend not to share all of those extra things…and I’m not sure why.  For many years I’ve practiced crochet projects and sewing.  Some of you may know, I started a kid based business last year that has a component of upcycling costumes.

http://kidfrolicaustin.com/ if you are interested, but that’s a whole different thing.

I love natural fibers and yarns and making things with them!  Maybe it’s more crafty/maker-y than my norm, but I’m going to indulge myself and see what happens.  New section of this website coming soon!


January 2, 2017 12:00 pm  /  thoughts

Looking forward to creating and showing lots of artwork this year.  After taking many months off to work on other projects during the second half of 2016, I’m missing that ol’ brush to canvas feeling.  My painting studio has been void of creative energy for far to long!  I’m heading there today.  Let’s see what happens!  -angela

Wade, What a Great Time

May 4, 2016 4:28 pm  /  uncategorized

After a short run of one year, Wade ArtRoom Austin closed March 31, 2016.  The year was filled with lots of wonderful artwork.  Many art seekers and supporters browsed art by, and mingled with, passionate and hard-working artists.  It was truly a great year.  Wade ArtRoom could not have had a better start.  It is owed to all the artists that Wade was able to host.  It would not have been possible without the dedicated artists and their creations and the willingness to spread the word about Wade ArtRoom Austin…a little hidden gem in east Austin.

Thanks so much to everyone for all the support.