I really enjoy sharing demonstrations and that is possibly due to the fact that I especially enjoy watching them. There's nothing more exciting to me than watching the creative act. Of course when I am leading it, I worry that the viewers may really dislike what I do and how I do it but in the end, once I'm in the zone I often forget about what's happening around me...which can be a problem when I'm supposed to be describing my process and inspiration. I find that no matter the media or subject, there is always something to learn when I watch and when I lead, even after doing this for many years. There are steps that I take that are often intuitive so it's good to put words to the process...and there are times that I just learn to let go and allow the good, juicy stuff to happen. I was extremely impressed with the demo for the Calgary Community Painters Society as they meet in a lovely venue, and are fully equipped with video and sound so that the entire group gets to see and hear what is happening. It really was a terrific experience.
AIRdirondack Art Project