about the artist

Go Figure


Grabbed this from my daughter, Lisa’s blog because it suits what I am feeling about my creative life. Since we decided to move, about a year ago, my creative life has taken a back seat. I have been pondering lately about whether or not I should continue making art. It is more difficult for me to get in my groove – sneak down to the studio and play and find something that gets my juices flowing. My little studio is not as easy for me. It has been too hot to be there. I have felt distracted and unmotivated with only little bursts of art making that has made me happy.


Then, this week, I found out that my Kelp Dance quilt sold at the American Art Company gallery in Tacoma. I was told that only two pieces in the show have sold. That bit of news has buoyed my spirits (plus the fun of getting back to printing art cloth with Rayna last week). So, I look forward to cooler weather and more time to get my creative groove on. Never mind that deadlines for all the important shows have just passed me by!! There is always something coming up.

I barely survived 4.5 hours in the dentist chair yesterday morning. It was grueling. They removed two crowns and a bridge and prepared my eye tooth for a crown. I must say that the temporary dentures look quite good. I came home and got a fever and spent the rest of the day wrapped in a blanket. I feel a bit better today. I hope to go to SAQA tomorrow and then Thursday, I will have my STASH group here.


5 Responses to “Go Figure”

  1. rayna says:

    sometimes there’s nowhere to go but UP. Sounds like you are on your way! Hope you are feeling tons better by today (Wed). I am at SFO looking (in vain) for See’s Candy:-(.

  2. Connie Akers says:

    Congratulations on the sale of your lovely work. I TOTALLY understand your feelings. Between moving & medical issues getting back in the groove can take longer & that at a time of life when we don’t have years to waste. That is part of why I abandoned my blog last year. Now I am moving forward & it feels good. Wishing you all the creative energies you can muster.

  3. I am having the same experience artistically. Our move has taken over. My only creativity has been in the form of home decorating. My studio has become a place to store boxes. Hoping to overcome my artistic doubts when I can unpack and organize the studio and get back to some kind of work.

  4. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations on the sale of Kelp and for looking towards creating. Lisa often posts quotes on her blog that are exactly what I need to read at that time and I find it unsettling and inspiring at the same time. How does she know what I need to see? 🙂 Hope you feel better in the am and have a fun rest of the week.