Full disclosure: I voted for Hillary Clinton. I believed, from the bottom of my heart, that she was the best person for the job, and that what she genuinely wanted to do was take care of us—all of us.
The day after the election, I couldn’t imagine that the world would continue to turn, and that our normal everyday lives would go on.
But they have. And I think now that what I need to do is to help bring peace and positive energy into this world. I believe the way I can do that best is to continue making artwork that brings more light and beauty into our shared environment. So that is what I will do.
And on that note, I’m happy to announce that just in time for the holidays, a new collection of my hand-dyed, colorful silk scarves are now available at Aurum Studios in downtown Athens!
I am excited to be participating for the first time this year in the Handmade Hollyday Artist Market on Dec. 11th, hosted by Athens’ Treehouse Kid & Craft Store at the Starlite Showroom (750 W. Broad Street in Athens). I’ll be there with lots of René Shoemaker goodies: original silk art and linoleum prints, fine art reproductions of my most popular work, photographs, silk scarves, and t-shirts.
Finally, if you want to bring color, beauty, and light into the world with your own hands while creating a special work of art for yourself or someone you love, I invite you to join me at my next silk-painting class on Saturday, Dec. 10th at the KA Artist Shop, 127 N. Jackson Street in Athens. I am offering two classes that day; come to one or join us for both to create two silk scarves or paintings! To register or for more information, visit https://kaartist.com/products/silk-painting-with-rene-shoemaker
With much love,