this blog is supposed to be about my art, but lately when i do blog it feels more a "here's what i've been doing" travelogue. i am going to go with the thought that since what i do informs my art and because i am a photographer some of that is OK. but will try to keep it to some and get back to art. which i need to do in general anyway.
i have been to the desert
and to the left coast. we had 3 wonderful days in san francisco
capped off by a great concert at the fillmore by black rebel motorcycle club. music geek that i am this was a religious experience- it was very very cool to be in the legendary fillmore and brmc rocked flat out for over 2 hours.
back home, it's spring and finally warm this weekend- yay-
this is an arrowleaf balsamroot which covers the foothills in bright yellow blossoms in april and may
here the arrowleaf balsamroot is growing through a bitterbrush, which has the most amazing sweet scent- the color of spring is yellow-
i did get back in studio last night & tonight. the colors reflect the diversity of places i've been this month- i have desert and ocean- west coast ocean coming into play at some point too no doubt.
and even with the travel and the not drawing in the sketchbooks that i continue to haul along with me (but photos should count, right?) and the lack of studio time and production (nothing new for the gallery this month- recycling old art), the busy changing a lot dayjob stress i am still not worried about the muse. she will show up. she works in mysterious ways & i need to trust her. i need to work too, but she is there.
i have had so many wonderful experiences this month, been beautiful places, spent time with great people, heard wonderful live music & read fascinating books- it is all going to come together and i won't be able to make enough art.
and in the meantime- i sold a few pieces this month & gained a commission. my friend (and sculptor extraordinaire) lynn and i applied for a public art project (which will be amazing and we just have to be one of the finalists, because our idea is so perfect!) and life really is very very good. i am very lucky. the art will come.