|A collection of fears. Created June 2nd|
I can't catch up so I will just have to start in the now.
My dear readers if there are any of you left, I am afraid I have been absent for a long while here at my studio blog. So much has happened in the six weeks I have been "away." Where to begin? Today, because if I focussed on all the yesterdays I would never write again.
This blog is a record of my art life and if I haven't been writing for six weeks where has my art life gone? It is still here, just perhaps dimly lit or stuffed in a box in the attic to be opened on a rainy day. Well, that day has come. Let's discover it again, together.
I have felt never more free and never more censored in the past four years of my life. I have felt never more rich and I never more poor as well. I have walked through a mysterious time and one day I will tell you all about it. Suffice it to say, because of this I am forever changed, as is my art and the way I write about it and share it.
Let's get to the nuts and bolts:
What a mess. I am not sure what to do with mine currently, I don't know where or what is the best market is for it or how to proceed and how I can continue to make it. I am represented by a couple of galleries and I have my Etsy shop. However, that is not enough to sustain oneself if my only source of income is from my work. Do not let the tone fool you, this is not the tone of someone giving up. This is the tone of a practical and honest artist that has a BFA and better sales skills than most and has been consistently making, selling, showing and talking about art for the past twenty years. I am in analytic mode and I will figure it out.
What a beautiful thing. I am not sure what to do with mine currently. What I do know is that I am in love and I got married June 14th to Stewart Bremner. It was a beautiful day. Soon after our wedding, we started the U.K. Visa process which is arduous, expensive and required a lot of time and energy. The finished application was received in England on July 4th (happy independence day!) and we should find out if it was approved in the next 3-4 weeks. If approved, I will be moving to Scotland! With a marriage proposal on June 4th, a wedding ten days later and then a visa to apply for, one might quickly realize another reason why my blog has fallen to the wayside temporarily.
I may go back in time and fill in the gaps with writing about particular moments I can remember from the past 6 weeks or I may not. Just sitting down here to write has been helpful to my psyche. Time is so weird and moves so fast but sitting down to write and process it makes it slow momentarily. Writing is important, just like making art. Soon, I will do both more regularly but for today this is enough. Thanks for stopping by. Until next week, the world needs you and your art!
|Fear # 5 and Fear # 6 two of my favorites|