I've sure been taking part in various art shows since moving here to North Carolina 8 years ago.
And yet I have hesitated becoming a member of the Swannanoa Valley Art League, thinking they are all fine artists, and I do a lot of crafty things as well as my artsy sculptures. Would I fit?
|Spirit House with Bird|
|Detail of The Forest Project, shown at Black Mountain Center for the Arts 12/14-2/15|
It's a challenge for me to consider, as I move into the winter months. This is the 6 month period during which I usually create more sculptures and less functional wares for the table. Of course for my favorite customers, I'll be called upon at any time to make something they wish, but usually I turn off the part of my creativity that makes things to eat, drink or serve from. And I definitely turn off the Mud Buddies selling every Saturday morning in the park part of my being for the winter.
|Tea Set, shown at Black Mountain Center for the Arts now showing until 10/15 "What's the Buzz?" exhibit|
Except for the Saturday before Thanksgiving, when we have a huge holiday sale...same site, rain or shine. We start an hour later in the day, so it's nice and warm for the vendors and their customers.
There's also the added incentive of another outdoor sale which SVFAL will be having in October, on 2 days, and I'm excited about being there for that. I hope some of my usual friends will visit there (and I'll be letting you know more about it here!)
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama