I'm taking a sabbatical from creating art. One definition of sabbatical is ceasing. I ceased producing art a few months ago. My hands are not idle. I'm putting energy into remodeling our home with my husband. It's good to step back and it's also good to make changes in our living space. I'm still putting time in at the galleries (Flat River Gallery and Framing in Lowell MI and 89ARTscene in Fennville). But now when I go, I bring a book.
As with all the plans that I make, God adds some twists and turns. Last Friday, the fortune in my cookie after a good Chinese meal was "More art in your life at this time will help you feel better." I wasn't feeling bad to begin with, but I got a laugh out of it. I suppose, to quote Bob Dylan "I feel pretty good, but I could feel a whole lot better." Then on Saturday someone bought a piece of my art in Fennville and offered me a commission to design an icon of St. John of the Cross. And this week, I got an invitation to submit art for the Christian calendar I've had work in the last few years (http://www.thechristiancalendar.com/).Some sabbatical!
Right now, I'd better get back in the kitchen and remove the wall paper paste that's been soaking. What a process! Just thought that some of you might be interested in this part of my art journey. Thanks.