After finding these Cedar block under on of my tables in the studio...and idea came. Then I was asked to teach for the next season...so what would I teach. A class on combining collage and assemblage. Something did involve bring the whole creative workshop too, bit some tools that would be manageable to to carry each week. These little creative art blocks took on some personalities all their own. This is Nuthatch.
Yesterday I got the courage to send back a email...time need to be allow for vacation, holiday etc. I fretted terribly about if I was going to do it....and kept letting it pass another day and another day telling myself I didn't need to make my mind up...Then Courage stepped in and I wrote the email...then let it set half a day and then read it again and hit the send button.
With in half a day the answer was yes...send some image of them -artwork, smaller image through. So there were a few that I liked and felt passionate about and other that I feel were good and then other that I thought would look good in the gallery....Three batches of works were email to the gallery direction/owner. Each time I sent one there was great fear...voice started to rise up and I kept taking one step, one realistic step at a time. I emotionally felt like I was in a gripping hell....Hard to believe right...this is the stuff that goes on behind the scene that you don't talk about or share...for that wouldn't be professional or it would embarrass you make you feel ashamed of your work...Not good to show the public Right?
Well after hitting the button with the three different batches...that step was done it felt good to have that done and behind me...what ever happens happens out of my hands I did my part.
The thoughts of what our art work is worth and valued is a difficult one to adjust to with out ego stepping in thinking your all that...yikes! Like all the other emotions it's a package deal so work with it all is the challenge.
Happy to say Facing Every Action- I need to take-Realistically works...not easy but it works I will be shipping some work to Cappaert Contemporary Gallery
Going walking today....need to rack up my miles and Horseback riding today...last lesson of 5 but I'm signing up again for 5 more!!!