I've been spending a lot of time working on the floor on these little 4x4 canvases and am loving how they look and feel together. There have been tiny canoes, tipis, animals and wildflowers which feels a bit like a culmination of the work I have been focused on these past four years. I know I have said it before, but I really do enjoy the process of working back and forth between large and small. It seems to stretch me into new directions and to embrace different ideas.
I have also been spending some time with friends, having tea and great conversation. Recently I met with a sculptor friend, Ken and we discussed certain expectations of an artist like donations - not that I mind, in fact I love supporting a worthy cause like the painted bowls for the annual Foodbank fundraiser. When I mentioned that it bothers me when I am expected to give away my art, he heard 'give away my heart' and I thought how beautiful and fitting. It really is my heart.
AIRdirondack Art Project