Portland Open Studios artist Connie Whelan left us a few words of her take on the Portland Open Studios tour before she jetted off to Indonesia for her next underwater photography trip.

While many artists found it hard to sell the Portland Open Studios tour guides, Connie wrote:

The calendar/tour guide is so well done that I found people were impressed that I was part of such an event. I actually had sales before the events due to these promotional pieces.

And although Connie was exhausted after a weekend of 230+ visitors, she found the experience energizing, and was thrilled that there were many children among her visitors. Two of the children had chosen Connie as an artist to visit with their families during the event.

To see more of Connie’s work, visit her web site at http://www.coralperspectives.com/.

Below, Gold Tunicates – Solomon Islands, 2005, by Connie Whelan.

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