Thankfulness & Things In the Mix.

Yesterday I spend a good portion of the day with family; eating, drinking and being merry was had by all.  I worked a bit in the studio that evening and thought of the days events. I try to always be mindful of the blessings in my life, however there is just something about this time of year that brings those thoughts to the forefront.  That being said, here are a few things I am thankful for:

  • My family and friends, who support me in all my pursuits;
  • My brothers and partner, who always help me move artwork. They do this with no complaints and often times in exchange for a tasty baked good. Additionally I am grateful for large trucks that assist in the moving of sculptures;

  • The option to pursue an education and receive mentorship from artists I admire;
  • Having a voice to give feedback and being open to receiving it. This may seem odd, but there is no greater gift than when you are challenged to think of things differently.
  • The ability to make and show art without restriction or censorship. I have a number of family members who have served this country; thank you for what have done and the lasting effects we all benefit from; and,
  • The feeling of security when not so many things in life are.

Time to get the day started. Here are a few things currently in the mix…

The first meeting of the Yeck fellows occurred this week. It is still early in the preparation process, so sketches and ideas continue to be developed. (Future posts will surely chronicle Yeck updates). Also, the members of the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative are preparing for the Winter Print Show and Sale. Good times.