Friday, January 30, 2009
As I was sitting among my pieces of art, which I've been gathering in one place so that they may speak to me, I was drawn to the mirror in this piece, titled I Am a Queen. I decided it would be a good image for my first post.
This is a time in my life for reflecting. Where have I been--in my previous career, in my roles as mother/wife/friend, in my art? It's all intermingled, difficult to separate out. Yet I feel this need to do just that. I am now retired from a 33-year career in special education. My children are all adults. I finally have all the time in the world for my art (instead of stealing minutes here and there). So what do I want to do with this new found freedom? Where will it all take me?
Creating this blog is a first step. It's a step of faith, of hope, and of risk. But where would I be if it were not for risk? Risk is what makes us grow. And I'm ready to be planted in a new garden.