Even though my new career change involves manning 2nd Friday exhibits I will continue holding my own event 2nd Sunday Studio. I might be tired and less talkative (seriously doubt that's possible for me ;) but I will be a gracious hostess and allow those willing to enter my studio free of charge.
Anyone who know's how to play a "light" instrument is welcome to contact me about playing some during these studio sessions. All I can say is that you can ask for tips...sorry...maybe a light lunch in exchange? (we'll talk)
I would also like to thank those who made purchases at my first ever 2nd Sunday Studio. It was you who truly made my event such a success (duh!). I am forever grateful! I hope that you get much enjoyment out of them as they will allow.
Please, check back to see what else is cookin'!! And trust me...there is more!!!
rules are to protect. rules are to govern either the masses or ourselves against the possibility of being hurt in one fashion or another. following the rules is generally good practice. however, sometimes those rules can be inhibiting. they can keep one from experiencing life. breaking some rules is sometimes the best decision a person can make.
i broke so many rules growing into the person i am today. i wouldn't take a one back. i never seriously hurt anyone and those i did hurt (emotionally) i apologize. it was never my intention to do so. i just need to follow my heart and desire. i take certain precautions these days regarding things such as diet & exercise, career choice, parenting and relationships but i will always stay true to my heart and do what i feel is the right thing to do. sometimes still breaking rules, but as "They" say...rules are meant to be broken.
follow your heart...let it take you down a path uncertain of the ending. it's the journey that is most important.
and then there are ones who are fantastic, but unfortunately have silly rules about why it can't happen.
this was spawned by another discussion by someone is the same class mentioned in the previous post.
I used the phrase "disposable art" to describe graphic design. Not that I truly feel that graphic design is all disposable, but a majority of what is created in the field is packaging. Graphic design is a tool used to sell a product in most cases. Packaging that has every intention, it's sole purpose, it to be destroyed.
Fine art, while this one student in particular stated, is also considered to be disposable art. I guess it can be looked at that way, but it has a completely different purpose. Its purpose is to sell ITSELF. To be around for a long time (in hopes) that someone, whom ever purchased the artwork and spent hundreds maybe thousands on it, sees it as an investment. That it will be worth even more than its original cost. It is the packaging and the product all in one.
Proud to announce (a couple of weeks late) that I am the 1st place winner of Art in the Wild at Wildwood Nature Center. The project along with 8 other fantastic trail side artistic creations can will be on display from now through October 31, 2013. The park is located in Dauphin County, Harrisburg, PA off Industrial Road near Harrisburg Area Community College. Bring the whole family including your four legged furry friends!
Just a little bit about nesting roots...
Every time I go walking through the woods either alone or with my daughter I often see these structures that make me think "Fort" or "Cave"! when with my daughter she will point them out and often times pretend that it's her fort or house even then proceed to crawl in them. The innocence of play in conjunction with these seemingly simple forms made me think about our own home life and how the idea of family is so simple but sooo complicated at the same time. The forms I created are to embody the same atmosphere within the home by simulating it outside.
Nature is such a great place for reflection. To see how human life isn't all that much different than that of our furry and feathered neighbors. Yes we have the huge difference in that we have a higher thinking brain, but the basic instinctual processes are still there...gathering for shelter, food... to nurture and to defend... These are all still very much ingrained in every culture.
"Nesting Roots" also includes the different ideas behind being of a hunter, gatherer kind of race. I gathered bittersweet vine to build the "shelter" or "nest". I couldn't help but feel as if I were fulfilling what is still considered to be a man's job during this process. I then started on the yarn pieces. Crocheting the yarn is a big part of my heritage as a woman. As a single mother of a daughter whose father abandoned her I have to fill both roles. It was a very natural process for me. I often use our little family and how we go from day to day in my work. Nature allows me the tools to realize what is right in front of me. Using the simplest forms and materials to express such emotionally loaded experiences.
I hope you enjoy those moments as they come.
struggling with direction...uncertain about life direction. unhappy with parts of my life...finances. Love my professional life as a college instructor but it leaves huge gaps in the income stream. over a month during the winter and about four months during the summer. the part time job isn't helping at all. it is almost making my life more problematic with scheduling.
so with all of this my mind has been thinking heavily on my ideas to open up an art school and gallery. an investor has been contacted and a potential building has presented itself, but in the same moment a tenure track position has presented itself as a possibility as well as a fellow with a very reputable college in Massachusetts...do i continue to establish my roots where i am currently and jump into a situation that is uncertain to bring me the monetary needs required to live a comfortable life while closing the door and locking it behind me so that being able to explore other options isn't a possibility at all?
i hesitate on starting up a business mostly because i don't like being locked in. i would love to be a part in AIDING someone else in starting up a business, but to be partners...not so sure.
the other options require uprooting and moving. very difficult for my little one, but if it means a comfortable future i am all for it.