This road I have chosen to travel, the one of being a full time artist, is fraught with many ups and downs. Some feel quite extreme, and often I begin to have doubts, just knowing it would be much easier to follow a different or simpler path.
Then it surfaces... this overwhelming tug at my heartstrings, a deep yearning to create, to hold a paint brush in my hand or assemble objects together from pieces that might be considered ordinary to most individuals.
I feel that strong familiar longing to share my art... my soul, to encourage those around me to be brave and also follow their own passion.
I want to lead by example. I want to show someone that might be scared that IT IS POSSIBLE to live the life you dream of... SO, I pull myself from the depths towards the light of renewed purpose, charging headlong into the future, armed with only faith and trust to comfort me.
Right now, there are SO MANY Incredible, INCREDIBLE things happening... I feel as if I could burst.
Life is GOOD!
It is a busy time in the studio. I want desperately to soak up every moment of this euphoria, and bottle up the excess for a rainy day.
I have so much to share, such EXCITING NEWS, EXCITING EVENTS on the horizon... that for now, I must keep to myself. But I promise when I can, I will tell you everything... not holding back any detail.
However, there is one project I have been feverishly working on over the last several months, that is quickly coming to fruition. It involves the making of assemblages for my solo exhibit at Architectural Artifacts, located here in my hometown of Wichita.
I will be the guest artist during the once a month Final Friday Gallery Crawl. Architectural Artifacts is a MOST SPLENDID place with a beautiful upscale eclectic mix of art and furnishing. I could not be more pleased by an invitation to show my work!
Of course, each piece revolves around a subject that is near and dear to my heart... Nature. The focus of my works are the intricate, yet humble dwellings of birds.
So, if you are in the area, I would like to invite you to stop by on Friday from 5:30 to 9:00 for the opening reception. For those that might live a little too far away to attend, this is a small preview of several pieces that will be on display and for sale.