This is the time of year when many begin to reflect on the accomplishments of the year.... where they are now from where they were a year ago... Did they move forward or stay in the same place? I don't normally do resolutions but I do look at where I have come from and where I want to go. What will it take to get to that point? I'm thinking that this year has been a tremendous year of experiences - I opened a Fiber Gallery with three other very talented ladies, only to see it have to close due to circumstances beyond our control - but the experience was there and is something that I would do again when the right time and place finds me. I entered several shows and was accepted (yeah - even won some awards!), I was invited to participate in an international show, I was in a group show, I had a solo show. I completed many yards of fabric. All these "accomplishments" are great but what did that really do for me? I GREW as an artist! I became more confident in my abilities, I actually started this blog (something that has been on the burner for a long time). I am learning that there is worth in some of my thoughts. I have realized that I can "run with the big dogs" and keep up. This past year has been very exciting for me in experiences. I can set my sites higher for the upcoming year and begin to EMERGE in a bigger way. I hope that everyone sets their sites just a bit higher for the upcoming year.
Art Work: Emerging, (detail) Cotton Sateen, screened, discharged, printed, textile paint, ink, gold powder 22" x 106" Available here