I just returned from an inspiring collage workshop given by Nick Bantock at his gallery, The Forgetting Room, in Ganges, BC on Salt Spring Island. An added bonus for the workshop participants was the opportunity to view a large selection of Nick's artwork as he was in the midst of selecting and arranging work for a show at The Denver Museum of Outdoor Arts starting in September 2010.
(My completed collage - Fish and a Bicycle)
So I'm refreshed and inspired and looking forward to making art. And I'm going to do my best to follow this piece of advice from Nick Bantock, "Make sure that what you do is feeding you and not draining you."
Side note: Salt Spring Island was lush and green and flowers were blooming. I came home to this. The wind had pushed the breaking ice on the lake into a huge mountain, about 15 ft high, on my beach.