recently a woman told me i needed to learn a new skill. she said i already had an artistic aesthetic and that all i needed was to tap into that. i found her assessment of my ideas and needs to be very refreshing and encouraging. she was spot on. learn a new skill. duh.
the thing is, this learning new things and skills i feel is a percolating theme.
i just decided i am going to have it be my theme for 2017.
Last years theme was "path"
with all the shift in direction especially in finding and feeling that i have a home
path was a good word for last year.
I thought i'd start learning new skills early.
one of the joys of this past year included showing some art.
however showing art has a few challenges.
for me, the expense of putting art up is something i've discussed here before.
i decided to learn how to wire these 5 pieces myself.
i am not adept at tools.
i also have lame tools.
my hands are not strong.
but i watched a gal do it at a local frame store.
and in a few videos.
if they can do it.
so can i
and so armed with wire that was the wrong gauge, and hardware that was too big for the frame, I turned my oak kitchen table into a workspace and I did it!!
the project was not without a few challenges though.
like putting the hole in the wrong place
so that when i screwed in the hardware it almost came out the other side.
or not being able to get screws in straight.
but in the end and after some patience.
all 5 pieces looked pretty darn wired!!
and I saved money!!
The opening for the juried Winter Exhibit at Jansen Art Center begins December 8th, 2016 - the show will hang until the end of February.
These are the pieces I submitted
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.