I have found that one of the best tools in my experience as an artist is my husband. He is a grand supporter and promoter of the arts. And with him comes many others related and unrelated that help to strengthen and expand my experience. This weekend after an adventure for a base. We ended up at my mam in law’s to borrow her welder while my dear brother in law welding the base to my precious latest creation. It is no wonder to me that artists pick who they hang out with carefully. Picasso and Warhol are two that come to mind. They were always surrounded by people who fed their creative brains. So as life travels on I find that friends of all caliber are some if the greatest tools an artist can acquire. My new router’s not bad either.
Recently I was passed down some great advice. A fellow, very wise, artist friend told me one of her professors had told her never to throw away pieces we considered trash-that some day it may be just what you need. Today I pulled an older assemblage from the wall and breathed new life, and a bit more truth into her.
I got word this week that one of my beloved pieces, Still, has been accepted to the Artfields juried show in Lake City, SC. It is a unique feeling to be juried into such a big show, 720 pieces were entered: 400 accepted. There are multiple jurors who vote on an artists’ piece, and the feeling that viewers who don’t know you, objectively choose your piece is thrilling. Fuel to fire. So I am weathering the freezing temps in the studio to begin the process on the next my next series. So exciting! I wish I had a better word.
Einstein has this great quote about a cluttered and a clean desk and its great comparison to your brain-and I cleaned my studio desk today and yet…still a cluttered brain full of ideas and commissions and presents!
Despite Einstein’s brilliance, that empty desk now has room to make more creations and messes on! heART fundraiser up first- stay tuned….