The changes in the last year or so have been tremendous and there are still big changes to come. I’ll be sharing more about those when they are confirmed. Change has a way of filtering down and those shifts affect creative direction. And that can make what comes out seem nebulous.
And we must grow…
The things that have been dominating my time in the last year and a bit have been the move, the upcoming book, some heavy personal losses and a lot of travel for both pleasure and in response to those losses. For a painter, all this change has been difficult, eyeopening and most of all, it forced me to grow.
Those of you who read this blog with any regularity have noticed it has moved away from being just “art” centered in the last couple of years. The posts about my explorations of Ontario have been replaced by the road trips and flights across the American Southwest. In fact, I have been away so much, not all of them have even been posted yet. Everything seems to have trickled down to the blog without much focus and now that my vision is clearing, I realize I have housekeeping to do. Over the coming months I want to let the changes focus the blog and my newsletter to reinforce what has changed and what has stayed the same.
Art is more than painting…
I wrote a post in the spring about how life is like geography and how certain shifts change a landscape forever, forcing us to rebuild the roads and mourn the places of our youth that no longer exist except in our memories. If the landscape changes, so must we.
So having spent some time thinking about changing landscapes, in a couple days I’ll be talking about where this artist and her blog will go from here….
** Photo above from Historic Fort Reno. Many of the buildings have been under restoration after being allowed to fall to dereliction for many years. The exteriors have been restored and the interiors are still untouched. Fort Reno was established when Oklahoma was still Indian Territory and has served many roles,including as a POW camp in WW2. ©2013 Michelle Basic Hendry