Okay, deadline met, artworks shipped. I’ve been healthy for a while again and I am grateful. I think it’s good to look around at what we take for granted and stop to thank God for those things. Yes, I know that it’s not Thanksgiving time and that the world seems to be in a bit of a mess, but there are still things to be thankful for. You all, for instance. Thanks for caring enough to read this. I sometimes take you all for granted but I really am grateful. I believe that art is not just about making stuff but about communication, which means I need an audience, which is you. So you are an integral part of my art-making and I appreciate you, especially when you purchase things and fund more art-making, but even when you just communicate back so I know that you’re actually there and interacting.
Since you’re there, I’d like to know what you think. What do you like about what I’m doing? What do you wish I did more of? What do you want to find out about when I write these updates? I really do love to get feedback and I really do want to have a conversation. What do you care about? Where do we connect, either physically or online or metaphysically? Truly, write me back, I want to hear from you.
After I finish a deadline, I usually need to take a little time to recuperate and re-set. After I got these last sets of artworks shipped off, I had another type of chore I had to attend to: prepping my tax stuff. Like most of you, this is not my favorite thing and it can be a few day’s worth of work, but I am proud to say that I got down to it, only procrastinated a little bit, and got it done. My tax guy (a.k.a. my husband) is happy with me, even though he wishes I had gotten to it about a month earlier. Ah well, he was well aware of my production deadline and forgives me.
And now I have another new project to work on. I was invited to submit work to an popular annual show here in Sacramento called the 20/20 Show, which will be on exhibit at the Kennedy Gallery during the month of May. Each artist has twenty 8×8″themed artworks on display, pieces fly off the wall in an art feeding frenzy and a good time is had by all. I am honored to have my Specimina series selected and now I am prepping to start on that new set of work. I actually need to produce twenty-five works so that the first few that sell can be replaced on the wall.
So here’s another chance to interact with me – tell me what you like best in my Specimina work, which can include my Butterflies, Memento Mori, Floral & Cabinet of Curiosities. I’m going to be creating new things but I’d like to know what you like, too. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!