Hi there readers! Oh, wait… do I still have readers? I’ve taken such a long break here. But, yes, my stats tell me that people still come here to read what I’ve written, so hello! Every time I’m away from writing in this space for a while, I have a hard time coming back to it. It’s been a while since I’ve put words on these virtual pages… and here I go, wading in again, hopefully this time with a better-formed sense of purpose. I’m eager to share what I am working on, and what I have planned.
I started writing here eight years ago. Eight years! I was surprised to look back in my posts and see that date. Eight years ago, I had just had an art studio built for myself on our property. I was beginning to work a studio practice regularly after some artistically spotty years spent being preoccupied with raising small barbarians, I mean children. Eight years later, my children are grown and away at college, earning their own artsy degrees, and I am painting full time. There have been ups and downs, and some personal trials, but here I am, posting again. I’ll be writing about new work, my studio practice, upcoming workshops, shows and other events, among other things. I’ll also be writing about the creative process in general. Through my own up-and-down experience, I’ve become keenly interested in how artists create, why we create, what gets in our way, and what we can do about it. So I’m excited to share some of what I am learning about that and also hearing your insights about this thing that we do-noticing things, inventing things, painting things, singing things, writing things, playing things, telling stories, making worlds, making art.
As always, thanks for reading!