Thoughts About the Art Life
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"Coastal Colors", oil 8"x10" "In the Pink", oil, 8"x10"
"Change" is my 2010 Word of the Year. When I was going through an exercise that Christina Kane suggested from her email newsletter I selected the word "Change". Little did I realize that it is such a strong word for my life. Jan 1, my mother, 82, fell and broke her kneecap. She and my father live in Shreveport, LA., in the house they have lived in since my freshman yr in high school. This accident opened up the realization that perhaps it is time for them to rethink their living situation. I flew there, canceling my art classes and workshops, to help my sisters get the home ready for my mother's return. Life will change for them no matter whether they want it or not.
I had to realize that sometimes my life is also changed by others. I can't do anything but adjust and deal with what happens. My art had to be put on hold for a few weeks while I helped my family. I am also dealing with cleaning out a condo and moving stuff to AZ where my husband will work part-time.
Now I am home for a couple of weeks before I have to return. It feels good to have a brush in my hands and move paint around on the canvas. Art is an oasis for me in the midst of all the chaos that change can bring.