In our lobby, Travis played the didjeridu(s) while I pontificated in my studio. A good time was had by all. June 9 and 10 we do it again. Travis will play 3-5 on Sunday. I am open 10-5 June 9 an 10 from 10-5pm.
"Most artists work all the time. Especially the good ones. I mean, what else is
there to do?" (David Hockney) We are drawn to our labour of love because it fills our cups like no other nourishment. The making of art is a private puzzle and working out the puzzle is beguiling. Let the folks who don't love their work look forward to their retirement from it. We creative folks (and some others) have a different mind-set. "Work cures everything," said Henri Matisse. "I need to work to feel well," said Edouard Manet. "Work is more fun than fun," said Noel Coward. "Work is the ultimate seduction," said Pablo Picasso. "I work day and night without sleep," said Jules Olitski, "The paintings keep me fired up."
Ditto for me!!!! Awhile back (october 2011), I took a monotype workshop. (haven't done too much with it since due to the need for a printing press), But I got so excited I bought 100 sheets of Fabriano watercolor paper from a print maker moving out of the print studio. It sat in my studio for awhile but a few months ago I started making original hand collaged and water media painted cards to sell at Art at the Source open studios...NOW IN PROGRESS. I started taking bigger pieces and covering them in water, and drooling drops of lquidy acrylic on the sheets. Now I am hooked. So I have done numerous pieces, which can be seen on this website. I took a work shop with Jonathan Talbot, a well respected collage artist who lives in New York. He taught me how to do transfers and collage without liquid adhesive. Now I again hooked! What we do for a thrill. He called my work "juicy." I liked that compliment alot. check out some new works (and the Darshan series) and you will experience "juicy!!"
Life is a blank canvas on which we paint our impressions, experiences, wisdom, compassion, and laughter.