Artist Update 7/29/18 – Next Life, Shows Coming Up
Preparing For the Next Life
I have unplugged my machines in my father’s shop. As mentioned in previous blogs I am getting ready to sell my parents house. I can no longer make frames or panels. It’s a really weird feeling. I am going through so much emotionally. The major change is that was my shop is no longer available to me. For 5 years I’ve been channeling my energy into art projects. Often it was an escape, a way to get away from stress. The rest of the time I spent there making art was to have fun and experiment. Whether I was in my shop happy, or not so happy – it was a good place for me to go. It was my safe place.
I was becoming more confident in what I was as an artist and who I was as a person. Looking into the future I can’t really see what I am or who I am anymore or what I want to do. I became really comfortable with the life that I was living taking care of my mom and dad, having my studio at their house. It is so painful but I know that won’t last forever. My boyfriend and I are kind of wondering what we are going to do with our lives when I am not going to check on my parents all the time and help them. Definitely more kayaking and day trip adventures.
Shows Coming Up
!!!! – August 24th @ MIZE
I am in this show at Mize. What I dream is to go down to the coast south of here around Boca Grande to take an image for this show in reference to the current environmental disaster that is happening. I decided not to do that. People are very upset in the South meanwhile the toxic water is moving north. It has reached Manatee county. Pinellas is next. There was another idea that I had earlier in the year that was more fun and less depressing. It’s not as powerful of a protest as my red tide x algae bloom idea. It’s more cute and funny.
More info about the red tide x algae bloom disaster happening right now CLICK HERE