Wednesday, April 27, 2011

starting my blog

Well, this is about as far as I've gotten, for the moment. Whew! Time for a popsicle. Here's a picture of me with some of my paintings for my kickoff post. I'd been thinking of starting a blog for quite some time, a way to keep people up to date on my art doings in a more immediate way than can be done on my website. As time goes on, I will likely branch out into other subjects that interest or occupy me, which is why the blog is eponymous, at least for the time being.
The main thing prompting me to get this off the ground is that I'll be leaving in a few days for a monthlong artist residency in New Mexico. Following that, I have another residency on a farm in upstate New York. I am very excited. This will be an entirely new experience for me, to be in a quite different place for even a month's time, solely to soak up a new environment, to paint, draw and.. think. I have made some changes in my life to be able to do it, such as moving out of my apartment, stashing my stuff, and generally upending my sense of stability. Who needs stability anyway? My intent is to knock myself off balance for a while, and to return invigorated.


  1. I've read your blog backwards and enjoyed it that way. Now I need to read it forwards. I love the tossing away of things. Did you really do that? Teach me how. Please.

  2. I really did. Took a long time but it felt so good. I laid each & every object all over the floor, and made many quick decisions. It got easier as I went along and made me feel powerful and decisive. Not that I got through all of it, but at least I know, with clarity, every item that I own. (Many metaphors sprung to mind re clarity and carrying stuff around with you. Well what else is a meta for?)