Marty Flora

Scent of Mint


Summer is almost upon us! Here in Arcata, California, between the redwoods and the sea, the temperature stays fairly constant year-round. A typical summer's day is cool and foggy until mid-afternoon, when the temperature might "soar" into the high 60s. Still, we Pacific Northwest dwellers rejoice in the coming of summer, and all the leaping growth and expansion of this time. Enjoy, and don't forget to stop and smell the mint!

If you live in the Humboldt area, please join four other artists and me at the Samoa Women's Club in Samoa, California this coming weekend for North Coast Open Studios. Tina Gleave, Gigi Floyd, Cindy Shaw, Marty Flora and I will demo our tools and techniques. I will also have cards and prints for sale.

We will be there the first weekend only, Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be free refreshments. We're just four minutes from the Samoa Bridge; details and directions are in this May 24 story in the Eureka Times-Standard, "Samoa Women’s Club hosts five artists for NCOS."

As I'm quoted saying in the article, "I'm very excited to be sharing a space with four other dynamic and talented women artists. We each have such different creative approaches, but we all love to share our work with visitors, and I think it will be fun and stimulating for people to see how each of us makes her art."

I hope to see you there!

Also, you can listen to an interview with me and three others about North Coast Open Studios and what inspires us as artists on Artwaves tomorrow. That's Wendy Butler's show about the Humboldt art scene on KHSU, 90.5 FM, on Tuesday, May 28 at 1:30 pm.