Sunday, October 23, 2016

Focus

Open Studios was last weekend and it was an uplifting experience.   I had a whole wall filled with my work and it was a bit overwhelming and exciting to see how far I have come.  A number of people asked about my process and expressed their desire to get back to their own artwork that got neglected along the way.  As I have said many times, it is so easy to get taken over by life and it takes focus and determination to pursue any interest that has meaning for you.  Believe me, there are times when I have to push myself into my studio, then once I am there, I am so happy.  Though I know some artists who say that they must do something every day, even if its for five minutes.  I'm best when I have a deadline, whether self-imposed or external.  Next Friday evening I will be hosting a gallery reception at Reasons To Be Cheerful, 110 Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord, 6:30-8:30.  Please feel free to drop in for hors d'oeuvres, wine and some colorful work.  Here is a photo of my wall: