ink dye painting on paper, framed, image size 8"x10", framed size 13"x16"
This piece is a part of the "Corona Creations Collection", a collection of artworks made by gallery artists during the pandemic isolation period.
I, of course, would not wish this virus on anyone, but the gift of time is like no other! I attempt to be a full-time artist, but each week normally brings commitments and responsibilities that have seemingly vanished for this short period of time. So, every day, I get up ready to work on gourds--I can't get enough! This is usually my biggest show time of the year with 5 weekends of shows in 2 months--I call it my Christmas. So, I have been geared up for it for a while and somehow the energy has not subsided! Numerous unfinished gourds and paintings eagerly stare at me daily because everything is at a different stage (or sometimes, I just have to ponder the next step for a while). I have also been taking an online class from an expert teacher that I have not had time for until now--what a treat. A lot of people have been posting about how they don't have any incentive to do anything much less create right now. I totally get that--it is just not affecting me that way. I am an Austin native and am loving the pace of the Austin of my childhood right now (maybe that is contributing to my current creative juices). My heart aches every day as I watch the continued effects of this pandemic. I am so thankful to have my art to envelop me.