Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Sorta figured it out.....
I think I've figured out what happened, I didn't have a glass of wine at the ready! I live just getting by with technology. I'm okay with that, living a perfectly "normal" life, but must confess my occational meltdown when things aren't working like they always have!
The other day I was scrubbing my kitchen floor and this overwhelming sense of the need to let go of trying so hard at being a full-time artist. Second guessing what people will buy, yada yada. So, right there in the middle of the floor, with a tear in my eye, I let it go. I felt relief! Like the proverbial great weight being lifted. A little later in the day, a project popped into my head. Do a series of mixed media paintings all with the pear as the subject. How many different ways can one depict a pear? We'll see. A full page of ideas are jotted down and I'm sure more will surface as I work. There is a goodly stack of 5x7 canvas boards at the ready. Here is my first Eventually they will all migrate to Charlene's Gallery Ten in Door County.