In the past week more art and design have entered my brain than in months! I have been to Portland and back, taken three art classes, shared lunches with longtime art friends, visited an art studio, read two design magazines, unpacked and put away class samples and materials, drafted and sent my quarterly email blast, responded to the respondents of same, met with my art group, shown my work, talked about my work and sketched ideas for new work.
And I feel my cup filling to overflowing. After months of the Earth Stories project, plus dealing with many heartbreaking health issues of those close to me, my cup has been taxed for awhile. Now I am so full of ideas and designs, and techniques that I barely know where to start.
So naturally I would add more. I just signed up for another class with Jane Davies…this one online. Hopefully this text class will be the review I need from text/imagery classes I took several years ago. One cannot study with too many gifted artists.
Tomorrow when I most want to get in the studio I gallery sit all day in Sonoma! It always amuses me how timing factors into this creative life. Oftentimes when there is studio time the muse has gone fallow. When there is muse there is no availability!
Also peeking around the corner is another short trip to Santa Clara to be on site for my Tall Girl Series exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara. I know from past TallGirl exhibits that it is an extremely validating experience and yet I also expect to be humbled by my spouse & dog as soon as I hit the threshold. Note to self …live in the moment: always a good idea.