Horrors, am I experiencing “writer's block”?
I've seldom been accused of being at a loss for words-- ok, ok, maybe never--but as I begin my first post on my new blog, ideas come at me with the speed of rush-hour traffic. What to write about on Day 1 of the rest of my life?
So, here it is--my reason for jumping into the “Brave New World” of social networking-- I want to share with the wider world my work and the work of my friends, my love for creating and some things I've learned along the way. I live in a lovely but very isolated place-- central Vermont, USA-- and this is the best way to communicate and network with others who believe that spending time making something with your own hands is Heaven on Earth.
I am a storyteller. For me, life is a process, a journey, a transformation, an unfolding. And as our lives tell a story, so does our art. We – and it-- are shaped by what we've done, who we've met, what we've learned, what we've struggled with or succeeded at. Life is an intersection with other souls, other lives, other ways of seeing, other ways of living. Art expresses that in a wonderful and ever-changing, topsy-turvy marvel of creation and discovery.
Making art everyday is what I live for but my primary goal with this blog is to provide the inspiration for others to discover and express their creative vision too. I have discovered and completely embrace the quote: “The place God calls you is the place where your great gladness and the world's great hunger meet”.
So I'm hoping to keep you entertained (and, hopefully, coming back for more) with a mix of inspiration, humor, lessons I've learned (or not learned) about creating, visits to my studio and insights into my process. I'm not going to teach techniques but I'm going to try my best to communicate how it is that I do what I do--that is, come up with ideas and turn them into reality.
I want to hear from you too-- this isn't a one-way dialog so please don't be shy! I'm happy to answer questions or entertain thoughts you have on what I've posted.