I've missed you, dear Creatives!
Wow, it has been almost 3 years since I posted on this blog. Oops! Sorry about that.
Time flies when you are exploring your inner world, having crazy intense relationships, training for new careers, and generally finding out who you are and what you love.
And like all things in life, some things fall away and never come back again. And sometimes, they come back unexpectedly in a way that is both familiar and new.
That is what is happening with my art career.
To paraphrase someone brilliant that I can't find no matter how much I google...
To be an artist - make art for 12 years. Then not make art for 12 years. Then you will be an artist.
Well I didn't make it 12 years away from art... but I did take a break for about 3 years, especially from Encaustic, my beautiful waxy mistress.
And I have the best excuse in the world: No studio space. (wahhhhh!!! Let's all have a pity party for Jaime and all the artists in the world who have no studio space. Ten seconds of hissy fit throwing. Go!!)
Deep breath! Okay are we done crying over lack of space to create? Awesome. What else is possible here? whee!
I still don't have a studio space. But it is time to create again. And it ironically started thinking about what I have "successfully healed from" so that I could find the people I wanted to work with.
Turns out the people I want to work with were already in my life. Those people are you. Your friends. My crazy twitter followers.
Creative people who followed me years ago because they saw a passionate young woman willing to announce that she is an emerging artist, grab a blowtorch and whatever was close at hand, make some art, and teach some things online.
I had no idea what I was starting. And I had no idea the VALUE of Connection I built those many years ago.
I just wanted playmates. People to talk to as I created. People to show what was bubbling through me so that it could be acknowledge.
Art making is a journey. That is what I called this blog when I started.
And sometimes not making art is a journey.
I have been on the path of both making and non making for years.
I was going to give up this blog and lay it to rest. Yet as I move into the next phase of my creating, I realized that would be doing you a disservice by not telling you where I am in case you want to connect.
So I am letting you know, I am home again! Hi!!!
If you get this out of nowhere and aren't interested in my work anymore, then feel free to remove me from your list with so much love and respect.
For everyone else who choses to stay, or join in, man do we have some fun to have! I wonder what is possible now?!
My Facebook Fan page remains the same, so if you would like to connect, leave a comment here or on my page. I would love to feel you and see what is going on with your art making journey.
More on my journey coming up soon!
Have a beautiful Sunday!