Friday, September 16, 2011
"And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more." - Erica Jong
As an artist, RISK, is a big word. We risk ruining a good painting by every brush stroke that we add. We risk our self by every painting that we 'put out there'. We risk rejection and humiliation - YET WE STILL KEEP TAKING RISKS. I think art is in the 'artists blood' and nothing else can bring satisfaction.
My husband is a dairy farmer - and he, too, knows all about RISK, yet he continues to do what he loves to do as well.
So, as I enter juried shows, some I get in and some I don't, I continue to expose my artwork to a different, wider audience and that is a good thing. This weekend marks the opening of the Annual Juried Show at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan in which I have 2 pieces accepted. Always a wonderful show in a beautiful gallery space.
I believe it is this 'drive' that keeps me in the studio, a combination of outcomes that I love, with hard work ethics and just a plain passion for what I do. Enjoy!