Sunday, September 19, 2010

ArtWalk stories

I spent a glorious 14 hours last weekend, at Lake Country Art Walk, sitting with my paintings while chatting with onlookers. It was exhilarating, terrifying, tiring, exciting, and so many things rolled into one. I'm a producer of things and a seller of those things. It really is so much more than that though. Stories. Most people who buy art want a story and most art has a story, I believe it's the story they are buying not the art. Art is a purely emotional experience for the maker and the purchaser. I sold 3 paintings during art walk and then another one just after, what an absolute thrill! I love the idea of little pieces of me; my nighttime dreams, my daytime visions, my surges of creative energy that pulse through me all with their own path toward someones wall. So many details culminate into each painting and the space where they are created is the foundation.

At the end of September I will be moving out of my studio.....insert pouty face...... So I can save a bit of money on rent and then move back in January.... happy face! A lovely artist will fill in for me, which I am ever so grateful, so that I can gather my reluctant business self. In the mean time I'm teaching a mixed media workshop on October 2nd and moving all my art stuff into my dining room. It really changes the way I work to change my surroundings. I'm like one of those little turtles that stays the same size when they're in their little plastic pond (with the palm tree,  I'm a child of the 60's). Anyway, My point is that my work will change again in the next couple of weeks as I move back home to paint. I'm hoping to be more consistent with blogging to record said changes! Stay tuned.

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