I am thinking about adding a page about the artists I love, or studio shots that inspire me. Here is one of my very favorites: Ruth Asawa. her work is simply amazing and it hits me right where it counts.
Retirement... What can I say?
It is a wonderful thing. I feel strange even saying that I am retired... I feel so young, and I never really had a 'career' and I never managed to make very much money... but I learned how to be frugal, how to be a non-consumer - how to use what I have at hand - how to live below my means.
What I absolutely LOVE is the TIME I have! I have time to devote to studio work, to learning new things, to reworking this website (creating rabbit holes!) The days melt into each other and I am in love with my life more and more.
(Image: my former place of employment, the Portland Museum of Art where I worked from 1988 (on and off) until my retirement in 2021)
Doing the work finally! Editing my website... I 'd thought about simplifying it or maybe even ignoring it all together and letting it wither and die in favor of social media, which is SO much easier to handle. But once I got involved in cleaning it u
recently became enamored of tiny books and began making them obsessively... mostly watercolor sketches, faces... little Facebook's!
Many artists want "to aim for the biggest, most obvious target, and hit it smack in the bull's eye," says Brian Eno, a
Taurus genius renowned for his innovative music. He prefers a different approach. He'd rather "shoot his arrow" wherever his creative spirit feels called to shoot it, then paint the target around the place where it lands.That's why his compositions don't
resemble anyone else's or fit into any traditional genre -- it's Brian Eno-like music. Excellent metaphor for someone like me~ from Rob Brezny's Astrological column for Taurus this week - I am not a taurus, but Peter is, so I read his too and glean from it...
Who am I?
an artist first and foremost
Live with Art!