Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thank You to all that have taken time out of your busy days to send me an email about the article in Southwest Art Magazine! It warms my heart and gives me purpose to know my work reaches out to others, friends and artist friends alike! It's why we all do what we do, isn't it? When we are in the middle of deadlines, rushing, painting, framing, planning - we tend to miss our true purpose. These beautiful letters have made sure I don't forget.

Whenever I am getting ready for a show, I have this little thing I do. I put all my work all around me and sit right smack in the middle of the room. I try and absorb what the body of work feels like. Instead of looking at individual pieces, I look at them as a whole. In my head, I compare the body to the last body and see if I feel progress. It's so hard to be objective about one's own work. Once in awhile, I can see it. And I enjoy it when I do! I know that in a day or two, I will be unsettled once again and be looking for the next leap. So for the moment, when all my new pieces are in the studio with me right now, I am happy! My children are home with me for the moment :)

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