Today a friend asked me “what’s new?” Ever sit there with a blank stare on your face when someone asks you that? That’s what I did. Then I thought about the “newness” in my life and realized that I’m focused on my work, and although that seems like nothing new to me, it’s new to the person you’re talking to. I’ve got the exhibition in June, which means I’ve got until mid-May to create some newness.
I’m sure that February, March and April will move fast. The work I’ll be doing will be larger, not going under say 20″ or 24″ in size. I’ve come to terms that this is around the size I work best in. It’s comfortable. The smaller I go, the more I struggle.
This winter has been cold. Bitter cold. I know it’s been cold throughout the entire continent, but I’m sure if you were to take a look at the average temperature where I am, you’d fall into stunned silence. I should not feel like this until the end of February, not January. I guess I always have the warm colors in the pears. And radiant heat in the studio.
Where did I go? It’s been a few weeks since I last posted anything. I’m busy. I’ve got an show coming up in June in Sacramento and I think that’s going to keep me very occupied for the next several months. The first half of this year is going to be insane in my studio. Insane and exciting.