Monday, October 6, 2008

Goal: New Waves 2009 Show

Today I got a shock, and that's a good thing because for the last few weeks I've been in a deep creative slump. The shock was that I have been featured in Ann Kullberg's online magazine, From My Perspective. You have to be a subscriber to see it, so if you are, please take a look. If you are not a subscriber, maybe you would like to be. It's a superb magazine, featuring cp artists and giving tips about working with colored pencils. 

Well, my slump. It seems like nothing I do is worth doing. Art, I mean. I keep starting things and then giving up. I have a pile of thirty minute things that aren't worth more time. But...I've set a few goals for myself, and that is the only way I can work effectively. My first goal is to enter work in the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia's 2009 New Waves juried show. It is due by October 31, so I have to hustle. Remember the bunny who lived in my backyard a few months ago? I guess he's moved on to greener pastures, but I got lots of close up shots of him and I've been toying around with some sketches from them. So maybe he will be my subject. 

Last week my sister and niece and I went to Florida to see my daughter and her husband. Her friends gave her a baby shower and we had a lot of fun. My granddaughter is due in a few weeks.

Isn't she beautiful?

While we were there, we saw a magnificent group of vultures. I know....vultures? magnificent? Well,  yes. We were only  about fifty feet from a group of about thirty and we watched them glide around and call to each other for a long time. It was one of those things that remind you that there is a greater power and we are all just a small part of the universe.


Michelle said...

I saw your Member Profile in Ann Kullberg's FMP magazine. Congradulations! Lovely artwork!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hi, Deborah. It's so nice to see you back. Congratulations on the feature! Hooray! And congratulations on the granddaughter-on-the-way. That is too exciting.

I'm sorry you've been in a creative slump lately. Maybe it's something we need to go through to rejuvenate and regenerate. For what it's worth, I think your work is outstanding, and your colored pencil pieces can hold their own next to those award winners across the pond. Can't wait to see what you do with those little bunnies!