I am having the hardest time finishing this entry. The objective is simple, write a bit about who I am from several different angles.
Before anything at all I am human. That puts me on equal ground with everyone. The second thing I am is a Christian in training. I want very much to know my Creator and his personality.
I’m a woman. That’s important to me. When I was young my nature was mocked. At 44, I celebrate it.
My first love is cooking. I knew I needed to be a chef at age eight. I’m grateful I was able to do it.
By nature I’m a deep thinker. I’ve got artists blood coursing through these veins which means I’m emotional. I live to create. I create well presented meals and I create with paint, wood, paper, canvas, clay, fabric, pixels and just about anything else I can find that will hold the image in my head.
I’m a lover of tea and breaks during the day where a hot drink will allow me to regroup, recoup. Antique books excite me. The feel of art paper excites me as does running my hands over wood and stones. I am visceral.
Feeling so intensely can be a hardship, sometimes it’s a hardship.
I’m not a perfectionist though I do wish to achieve my goals. When it comes to art, I wish to produce work that shows time, effort and quality are staples in my creations. I’m an artist who is 2 art pieces away from having a full gallery of work still in progress. I work on several pieces at a time. If I’m working with a lot of red I may lay out 3 or 4 pieces on an 8 foot table and paint assembly line style. If several pieces are missing tiny touches of this or that color, then there again I’ll put them on the table and paint specific colors assembly line style.
In my gallery, I’m happy to see 1 out of 25 art pieces succeed to completion with show quality.
Â I mess up a lot.
The sunflower disaster at the beginning of the entry no longer exists. No worries, with just two more art pieces in progress I could fill a gallery. I’d call it the, “Almost Done” The word gallery would not follow because it sounds way too cool to say.
“What do you want to do tonight, honey?”
“Let’s grab a bite then go to the Almost Done.”