Monday, October 8, 2012

Hwy. 62 Art Tours

The desert begins to feel more and more like fall every day. Cooler nights, cooler, shorter days. It seems to take FOREVER for the sun to come up in the morning. Somehow, the extra darkness seems to demand more caffeine. I guess I am just a sunshine addict.

The artists of the Morongo Basin all join me in a frenzy of excited preparation for the Hwy. 62 Art Tours. This is our biggest art event of the year, featuring over 100 artists and venues. It takes place the last two weekends of October every year. This is the eleventh year for this event. If you want to find out more about it, visit the website here. I will be having my open studio on the second weekend only, October 27th and 28th from 9 to 5 pm. I love this event, because I get to meet so many wonderful people, and share with them my art. It is so much fun. The art and artists can be enjoyed during the day, and then at night there are other events. If you are thinking of coming out to the desert to visit, there is no better time to come! The weather is usually at its finest in October. (Although I make no promises here. Weather is unpredictable, as we all know.)

Here is just one of my new paintings, especially painted for the Art Tours:
"Bunny Love." Collage, acrylic and oil on board. 10 x 8 inches. ©2012 Karine Swenson


Patty said...

Karine, I just love your bunny series. Have a terric time during the art tours!

Anonymous said...

Karine - I just checked out the calendar and map for Hwy 62 Art Tours, and boy do I wish I could get out there. What a GREAT bunch of artists and art to see. O.M.Stars! Such talent concentrated in your desert. Lovely!

I hope your beautiful art inspires wallets to open and hearts to burst with happiness.


Karine Swenson said...

Patty and Terry,
thank you both. xo