Today’s drawing is Creative Seeds. It’s about laying the ground work for what will be my artistic future. The ideas’s that I’ve never been able to logistically bring to fruition can now be easily executed, due to my new studio!!! The work is also about leaving what was the shadow of what I wished I could be ‘as’ a working artist, to breaking out and onto the wall of being an actual ‘working’ artist. I’m here, in the opportunity I’ve wanted for a life time. And now, I just have to sing my visual song and create everything, I’ve wanted to create. It feels like nothing else I’ve known. Whomever the jurors were for the Workhouse Arts Center this past round, they gave this one, a gift of lifetime. I can never thank them enough. This next year is going to be a prolific heaven.
A couple of months ago I finally had a chance to visit the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. Just outside D.C., the Workhouse is the official site of the old Lorton Prison. They took away the cell bars and put up walled artists studio spaces. A wonderfully neet idea. After arriving, it seemed I’d found the home of all possible artistic homes. A space to create, enjoy other artist, a continual open public visitation schedule and a place to show. After working in the confines of anywhere I managed to be, having a real studio has changed everything. If there were ever a movie moment in my life, this would be it. I have a lot to do, but am already getting more work done on each piece than I ever dreamed of at home. Funny how that is. I’m there on some week nights and each weekend, Friday-Sunday; should anyone want to come by. I’ll matting and framing these drawings and many others that were never posted, for the purpose of sales. So if you have one you really like, email me and we’ll work that out. Now I have to figure out my pricing 🙂 It seems I’m finally going to be a ‘working’ artist, as opposed to an artist who works. Well, I’ll keep working at the day job for a very long time to come, but at least, I finally have my own slice of destiny going… and it feels like a melody of pure wonderment 🙂 Thank you Universe!