My show is up, it’s going well, and I love the events that have gone with it. I've done a small artist talk, there was a reading by the authors accepted into Timberline Review (an international, Portland-based literary magazine), and I am doing a gallery talk with students this Saturday. In addition, my friend and fellow artist Leslie Peterson Sapp is doing a presentation with art historian John Doyle this Friday evening at 7:00 PM centering on Odysseus (the theme of her show) in art through the centuries. Yay for all this traffic at the gallery!
The best thing though, is that I continue to be in the studio every day. The work isn’t happening because of a show (although I do love that motivation), but because I love making art. I’m focused on playing with ink, calligraphy brushes and color right now, and I can feel the burgeoning connection of these small 10"x10" pieces with developing work. Two pieces are already on my wall, quietly gathering energy and getting themselves ready for the next round. And even more...I dream about painting, or simply have images in my mind that want to be made as I am waking up. This is a precious time.