I believe that to live a creative life is to have life sprit at my back – it is glorious and something I have always wanted. The dream was put aside after earning my BFA from the University of Colorado when I found out that fame – for its own sake – is hollow. That is another story but just to say there was a lot of buzz when the zappa quilt was unveiled (now in a Hard Rock in Biloxi Mississippi). I found that when people talk to you because they think you are famous they aren’t looking at you, they are looking over your shoulder at something you have done – creepy!
I don’t regret the years my art went underground as I learned digital work by doing scrapbooks (elaborate scrapbooks) and the technology had a chance to develop to where it is now. Artists today who have the skills to draw and paint as I was trained, also have the luxury of working in layers and producing multiple print runs easily.
So now, like (can I say like a butterfly emerging from its crysalis?) I have the pleasure of returning to the dream. I bring with me 20 years of planning and thinking about the mandala series, a great group of artists that I work with in the Kinsale Arts Association, the status of the one woman shows etc that I did in my youth. I emerge ready to go
Thanks you for your interest – I look forward to your comments.
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