The sun is shining and the weather is warm on this blue sky day.
Feels a bit more like Summer than Spring, tempting me to throw out today's
work schedule and head outdoors. It's always days like these that challenge
me to be still and focus on my tasks at hand. But I'm not complaining.
Even though my work keeps me indoors, sculpting makes me I feel
as though I still have the opportunity to play.
Most creative types would agree that sustaining a viable career as
an artist remains a challenging pursuit. We work tirelessly, often
alone, in order to perfect our craft. There are blissful moments and there
are moments of doubt. Our days consist of numerous trials, countless
errors and occasional moments of magic.
Luckily, several times a year we have the good fortune to step out of
our studios and congregate at some truly stellar art venues that
celebrate our passions. For a few precious hours we have an opportunity
to connect and share with our counterparts and collectors. This year
at Halloween & Vine I had the pleasure to meet up with many well-traveled
Halloween enthusiasts. Their smiles, laughter and kind words of
encouragement reminded me once again of the joyful connections
that we all make in the pursuit of artful living.
Pictured above are leather-works from the über talented Annie Libertini.
I was thrilled to meet Annie in person and to see her exquisite,
creations beautifully displayed firsthand.