Suffering from a massive case of the Sunday blues, artmaking brought some relief this evening. Sometimes I like to go to three dimensional clay pieces. This was an old project that I decided to paint tonight—it's air dry clay over a foil base. She’ll go on my studio wall after I’m done.
My word for the year is “EXPLORE”. One of my recent unearthings, is that I’ve been “exploring” for 9 years now…this blog is a chronicle of my journey as an artist. Going from silver jewelry, into mixed-media and illustration and now back into the classroom has taken a lot of time. I’ve travelled miles to get where I am today and the going has been too slow for my liking, though I am learning to value my journey and honor my steps, no matter how long, slow or tenuous they have been.
Some days I go easy on myself, and others, well—I’m pretty good at self-bashing…but this week, I let myself have a good, honest grieving over the last 9 years and let myself feel all the feels of disappointment, discouragement, bits of joy, and a bunch of other stuff mixed-up in there.
I can only say today that I am an artist. That I have more miles to go even though I don’t know where I’m going yet. That I need to be spending as much time as I possibly can creating, making, writing. That I am happy and at peace with myself most when I do creative work.