X Doors, 2008, Oil on Panel, 9x18
Thanks everyone, for the encouragement over the last few posts. Taking a break was good for me, the imaginary conversations have quieted a bit! And I had a very productive day in the studio yesterday, so I think things are getting back to normal. Well, whatever that is anyway. I would like to add though, that I think this internal questioning that I periodically go through concerning my work and its place in the art world is ultimately good. I don't really intend on being categorized by others (even if I am) and when I occasionally categorize myself (which I do) I need a little drama to stop. Plus, every once in awhile various forces converge and throw everything off, which is also what got me, I think. Usually, I can work through all of that stuff, but not always, I guess.
However, I do get another short break. Tomorrow, Doug and I are off to spend a few days in the city. I would like to wander through a few Chelsea galleries, and on Saturday we are planning to visit the Red Dot Art Fair and maybe Pulse as well. A number of my dream galleries (ones I hope will consider me someday) will be exhibiting at both of those fairs and I plan to do a bit of reconnaissance work. Heh. And I am looking forward to checking out this whole art fair thing, it's something I haven't had the chance to do before now. You know, because of the whole kid/farm/chickens/traveling husband thing.
I will be back on Monday at oh nine hundred with a full report.