I've been working on the birch bark for the past four hours this morning...cutting and cleaning it and beginning the work of transferring the totem animal meanings for each painting in the 52 WEEKS PROJECT. Believe me, I have begun to wonder what I was thinking, but I do feel that this is an important part of this project. The paintings have all been varnished and prepared with hanging hardware, so this is the final step in completing this project before it is exhibited.
I think I'll have to take a walk through the park on this glorious Chinook-warm morning in order to be able to continue. As much as a challenge that the project has presented, I'm still so grateful for it. I have learned a few lessons along the way...about commitment, about having faith in my own intuition, and about the value of creating for creation's sake. I really hope to have this complete and the entire project ready for delivery by next week.
3/13/2014 01:50:31 am
It's been interesting...I typically create for my own pleasure, but this time it seemed so much bigger and yet it didn't seem to matter if nothing happened with this body of work at the end. At times, work is destroyed after completion because it was just meant for me, but this time I'm glad it will be shared.
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