As the month of December bounces around my work schedule with preparations and the greater pleasures of family and friends, I finally relent from attempting to push a project ahead. Instead I take some days to care for my health and soak in the seasonal joys, like walking, going to craft fairs or teas, and visiting friends. But in between these activities, I do pop into the studio to add a touch here or there, revisit the progress, and fill in my time manager for the New Year.
It has been a full and busy past spring and summer season of art work for me .I’m feeling good at what I have achieved although I did get behind with the bronze casting time which only occurs in the warm weather. With a box full of various wax pieces now waiting for cleanup and preparation for shelling, I’ve caught up with what I wanted done and can start the casting process in the first good days of spring.
I said before that a change is good for the observation, reflection, and ego in the artist. By ego, I refer to the inner satisfaction from the creativity and the being of an artist’s soul. Having returned from a month long vacation in Australia soaking up the artistic landscape there, I have returned refreshed and eager to begin work carrying with me memory of wondrous artworks seen over there.
Having spent another three months learning patience and contemplating my work strategy on projects, I am back to take 2016 on as a full production year.
Injuries left me unable to physically work the projects but gave me the time to consider the business of art,website changes, and approaches to my artwork projects. I managed a few workshops as well. The many years behind me with involvement in the arts, is no excuse for not learning new strategies and managing the business.