The View from My NOTO Studio

Barbara Waterman Peters


View from my Studio

By Barbara Waterman-Peters

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Barbara Waterman-Peters

A wall of gray dust stormed through NOTO, channeling the Dust Bowl.  Propelled by high winds, it scooped up boxes, signs, glass and leaves as it swirled through the street, past my window. Light dimmed. Some of the artists in my studio gathered at the door or outside to witness the unusual conditions and to take photos. Across the street, a restaurant employee desperately hung onto a door, terrified it would fly open and shatter the glass.

My reaction was to keep painting. I could do nothing until the storm passed anyway. Then perhaps, I would need to spring into action. As it happened, rain began to fall, the roof in the back began to leak and we all quickly rallied to move art out of harm’s way!

Such a sudden change in the atmosphere, in the weather, is akin to life. Normality can become chaos in a few seconds.



Featured Artist at STUDIO 831 will be Lois VanLiew.

Title of her show: "Prairie Prelude"

Title of painting: "Firefly Reflections"

Lois VanLiew Firefly Reflections


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