12/05/2006: "And then a bunch more stuff happened..."
I guess I've slowly become one of those lame bloggers (no offense) who only post once or twice a week! Well, maybe for the time being, but I'm sure I'll pick up more steam once I get working regularly again.
Just to get caught up from my last post...Gallery Walk was excellent. My favorite was the exhibit at the REACH gallery which had some amazingly fresh work. One painting of a sailboat really blew me away; it wasn't for sale but I wanted it so badly (I still do).
Then there was a Alaskan Native art demo at the city museum and I ended up winning the drawing for a beautiful hand-carved pendant! YEAH! I also saw a woman I worked with for the How to Exhibit Your Work, workshop I helped give this summer. She wants me to give another one there at the City Museum, which I think would be fun...though I'd feel somewhat like a poser since I have been so off my marketing game lately.
After Gallery Walk, Aaron and I went to that Cajun dance and had the best time. I really forgot how much I love to dance, as I hadn't been out dancing in the longest time. Once I get started, I feel like I never want to stop. Please Sir, I want some more...
The whole weekend was fun actually, it snowed another 18 inches!...Sat. night Aaron watched Shaun of the Dead with me (good sport) and then he made a great playlist in Napster inspired by the soundtrack.
Sunday morning, one of my closest friends here in Juneau had a baby girl (5 weeks early) but both are doing well. Baby (Candence) is teeny tiny, and just perfect! I skipped Sunday drawing to hang around home in case my friend needed me for anything and so I drew Aaron instead. I may post one of those drawings later if I get around to it. One looks just like Frankenstein (unintentionally of course), he really doesn't look like that...I was just getting tired!
Oh, then today I met with fellow artist Charity Green for lunch. She's in a similar slump as me and talking about it helped remind me how common these dry spells really are and also inspired me to get back to work. Tonight I went to the Tuesday night drawing session and did a few drawings that weren't too terrible. I'm glad that despite my lack of painting, I'm still drawing regularly, which is better than nothing.
Overall, I feel like there is some form of creativity in my life on a daily basis and that's the most important thing. More important than finishing paintings, working on my website, or making sales. I *think* about art everyday...but I *worry* about it less...which is a step in the right direction...wouldn't you say?
Oh, and it's warming up here...rain for the first time in over a month...boo hoo