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Tell Me Somthing

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.

One of the things I’ve been photographing for upcoming work.

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!

“Tete-a-Tete” will be part of the 20/20 Show in May.