So here I am on this art/life journey, spending my afternoon blown away:
After interviewing numerous top printmakers, I was skeptical that anyone could produce a print that would truly channel my art. My work is with rough-hewn, handmade papers that have lots of texture and rich colors—could that really be captured?
Enter Old Town Editions…printmakers to the Smithsonian, the Sackler Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery & beyond.
Seeing what they did with my art, has turned the flame in me that much higher.
Today, I am filled with the excitement of following my life’s passion. Of sharing my art with a broader audience. I tabled my artistic voices for many decades, raised two wonderful daughters, worked in our family business and helped my parents through their struggles with dementia.
I am grateful that my artistic voices kept speaking in me and I kept listening. I am grateful that my daughter shared her 20-something courage with me and gave me a nudge off the platform. That is life in your 20s, the why-not’s, the “nothing to lose” outlook on life.
It’s easy to think we are only there to teach our children. and no doubt, they watch our every move to see how life should be navigated…how wonderful to consider how much they have to teach us. The lessons are there for the taking. Whether it be a lesson in patience while they tie their shoes or a lesson in making a leap of faith to follow one’s dreams.
I leave for yoga today with a smile on my face. The burners engaged that I am reaching yet another milestone in my artistic dream. May your heart enjoy some of this same wonderful music today—and who knows, listen to the stations your children may be “playing”…they have a lot to teach us. Namaste’