I suppose its time to fill in some blanks from the past month or so. I talked up the Hands for Haiti event and on my end it was a success. I heard the event itself went really good and that the food was amazing. The centerpieces looked great on the tables and I was in shock to know that my art was going to be in front of so many people, complete strangers. That is one of the nuances about creating art that I so enjoy- that the work has a life of its own once I complete it. It was like these centerpieces were my teenagers who went out for a party. Three of them didn't make it home, but I heard that they found some good families to start a new life with.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I find myself struggling to keep to a working studio schedule. After an intense peroid of concentration to make someone's deadline (successfully), I have lost my rythmn artistically. I've had some good ideas and made a few sales here and there, but I've just been worrying about the mundane things of life, like taxes and mortgages- how boring. I'm sad about this and I want to trust that the flow is there waiting for me to step into it. I did have a successful day in the studio today, but only because Horse reminded me that I've dropped all the things that make me me. I made some more faces (as big as will fit in the kiln) and put some handles on some mugs. I have plenty of clay right now, so there is one excuse I can't use. My jaw is tight with anger as I get ready to sleep. I want to succeed as an artist, but is it all about money or pleasing other people? Or is it about self-expression and trusting that what I need is already happening? Stay tuned, I know I will be. earthawk studio, staying alive for another day. Tomorrow is a ride to wine country as I get back to country bike commuting. Riding is a way for me to get in touch with how I really feel- wait this sounds like another post. See you tomorrow (with some pic's,too).