Friday, January 22, 2010
The studio was idle for several days as we prepared for the holidays (way too last minute!) and took time to reflect on 2009.
The last year has been a bittersweet journey--mostly sweet, but some doors have closed. I won't go down memory lane here, except to say the healing process has been a journey. However, I do see daily reminders that things that seem to be gone are not really so, just in a different realm. There are some life experiences for which you cannot prepare, and they change you forever. Already, I have seen the influence in my art.
I haven't forgotten that many very big windows opened in 2009, not the least of which was getting the studio operational and the gallery set up!
These days I am plotting out some exciting activities for 2010, doing research for new projects, and sculpting like a fiend (can you say "long days in the studio and lots of hand cream at night?"). That's part of the reason I have not been blogging as often as I'd like.
So thank you for checking in! I promise, a lot is going on behind the scenes, including a couple of new works--the sculpture is almost done on one. It fits in beautifully with my People and Their Companion Animals body of work, but may be a surprise to those who know me. All I will say for now is, it's been in my head, and I am thrilled it's now out in the 3-D tangible clay version.
As soon as I can get my camera to communicate better with my computer, the photos will come faster and furiouser. ;-)
I the meantime, here are some angels for inspiration created by, Yes--2nd graders that I worked with just before the holidays.