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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's Next?

Recovering from the successful opening of my solo art show "Recycled + Repurposed = Reincarnated" at the Oxford Community Art Center which stays on exhibit through August 5th, 2011.  Got a very nice write up in the Oxford Press.

This week I've had a hard time getting motivated.  I'm STILL trying to consolidate five studios into one and it is a very exhausting job.  Plus, I need more shelving.  Or I need to let go of some of the stuff I have to make room for everything.  It's tough to do...I always think "I'm gonna use that" but sometimes it takes years before I do and sometimes, NEVER use but can't get rid of it.

Yesterday I worked on some bottle cap jewelry--its not done.  Today I have to finish the two collaborative paintings that were started at Oxford Art and Wine Affair a few weeks ago--just have a little clean up/detail work to pull the two together.  Also going to work again on the bottle cap jewelry. 

I find my self asking, "What's Next?"  And I don't have an answer.  But I do find myself missing working on glass and missing painting.  There are always more proposals for teaching and shows, etc. to do and that interrupt the flow of creating.  I find I create in stops and starts and I am trying to balance out the teaching with the creating and also to not get sucked into the "crafty" side versus the artful side.

What really inspires me?  How can I keep that sense of connectedness ALL THE TIME which is what I draw upon for my creative expression....