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.
This may sound a bit strange, but I am going to miss their cheeky little faces
peering at me from my studio shelves, my constant companions for
the better part of the year.
Just between you and me, I must admit that I have become quite fond of
a few of these rambunctious rascals, finding it difficult to let them go.
I often wonder if other fellow artists struggle with a similar bout of
separation anxiety before showtime. I suppose it's the price we pay for
living an artful life, peddling our goods like gypsies in order to live like artists.