The photographs & stories I've already received for The Grandmothers series have been beautiful & heart warming. I'm especially touched by seeing both a vintage & a contemporary photograph of each woman. I'm still looking for more grandmothers but we're well over halfway there. Thank you so much....and please keep those beautiful stories and photographs coming. I can't wait to begin this project in the new year.
Over the past 20 years I have learned so much about this life as an artist. In the beginning I thought that success meant being at every art market, exhibit reception, volunteering regularly in the art community and also teaching often.
After awhile I began to notice that all the time I spent away from my studio often depleted my creative spirit and, eventually, made me question a creative career. I almost gave up but am so glad I didn't, thanks to the love & encouragement of my family.
I realize that success is different for everyone. For me it means spending time in my studio every day, even if only to tidy or set up for another session. It also means reading, learning, and focusing on working in a series or larger body of work that resonates with me. Mostly, it's come to mean collaborations like the Nasty Women and now The Grandmothers. My heart is full.