Thursday, January 1, 2009
Cattle and Willows
Watercolor on paper, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
The turning page of a new year seems to bring out the reflective impulse, and I've been thinking back on this past year's experience of painting and journaling.
Without being too maudlin about it, an artist's life is by necessity a pretty solitary one. The creative process requires hours of focused time alone in the studio, engaged in--what else?--self-dialogue. This blog has been my escape from all that, a way to leave the hermit life for awhile each day and engage a wider world filled with other artists, art-lovers, collectors, family and friends. What a gift this has been.
A huge thank you to all who have signed on for daily emails, shelled out hard-earned cash for paintings, posted comments or critiques, sent messages of encouragement, or even just silently followed my blog. It means more than I can say.
Be well and prosper in the New Year.