Recovering from the successful opening of my solo art show "Recycled + Repurposed = Reincarnated" at the Oxford Community Art Center which stays on exhibit through August 5th, 2011. Got a very nice write up in the Oxford Press.
This week I've had a hard time getting motivated. I'm STILL trying to consolidate five studios into one and it is a very exhausting job. Plus, I need more shelving. Or I need to let go of some of the stuff I have to make room for everything. It's tough to do...I always think "I'm gonna use that" but sometimes it takes years before I do and sometimes, NEVER use but can't get rid of it.
Yesterday I worked on some bottle cap jewelry--its not done. Today I have to finish the two collaborative paintings that were started at Oxford Art and Wine Affair a few weeks ago--just have a little clean up/detail work to pull the two together. Also going to work again on the bottle cap jewelry.
I find my self asking, "What's Next?" And I don't have an answer. But I do find myself missing working on glass and missing painting. There are always more proposals for teaching and shows, etc. to do and that interrupt the flow of creating. I find I create in stops and starts and I am trying to balance out the teaching with the creating and also to not get sucked into the "crafty" side versus the artful side.