Today, I am preoccupied with a mixed bag of emotions.
I’m feeling homesick for the Pacific Northwest, for my sons, my grandkids and others in my family tree.
But I am also filled with gratitude at the people here who have welcomed me back with so much love, particularly my artist friends.
I am already collaborating with my longtime artist soul mate, Eric Wolfe, continuing the collaborative work we used to do together to put together a show planned for June at the Carnegie in Linton. I have found new artists to create with, including Kane Meurer and our own Tia Irish. For those of you who don’t know, Tia is a gifted poet and I hope that someday she feels confident enough to share her stunning ability to join words together to create emotion.
I have always been an artist who creates alone, getting lost in my own insulated world as I draw, but through the efforts of Eric and Kane, I am learning to love creating in groups, using one another’s energy to spur my own creativity.
We met last week for a music/spoken word, paint and marker session and the resulting art makes me very happy indeed.
So thank you, friends. I look very much forward to seeing what we will accomplish in the future.