The fear of writing

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Hello, one and all.

It’s been a while since I've written in my Musings. In all honesty, I have no clue what to share sometimes because I truly think my time is better spent playing in the studio and showing the images that go along with that. Words for me are just one of the pathways to describe the work on Instagram, not here.

 

Whenever I visit a gallery I want to know everything I can about the artists I’m viewing. I want to learn about their personal life, the events that they went through when they were creating their masterpieces, and the sacrifices they made so that the love I have for their work deepens further. I’m assuming that you all feel the same way. Maybe you even feel that way about me. Once again, I’m not sure. I don’t want to toot my own horn and flirt with the idea that my life is even interesting in some outrageous way that you all want to know about.

This past year was a whirlwind which has me reflecting on the many things that I’ve changed in my artistic practice. Being in my home, and not at a traditional studio, has simplified my life. I definitely want a large studio space again but, I feel like right now my art needs to be made and displayed here. If you’ve been following along my stories on Instagram you’ll know that I’m currently interviewing local interior painters to paint two spaces in my home. The goal is to make my home not only just my homestead but, also a gallery where I can have new and old visitors look at my paintings. It’s a huge undertaking and has me reconsidering what we even need in our home if I'm to make this dream happen.

In the end, I want to share more with you all. This is an invitation to you to let me know what you want from me. Sharing my art is one thing, but if you want to know more about the process, step-by-step things I go through with each work, or anything else, let me know. I want to be more open and make the experience for us all for akin to growing friendship where we can share what we're all going through. I even want you to challenge me and call me out if you think I'm taking to few risks!

Now it’s time to wrap up this little rant… Until next time ;)