Life goals and business ideas change and change dramatically in retirement. For 2020, I am focusing on becoming bolder at home and in my art. This means two things: my healthy routines will complement and even parallel new, bolder art projects! My calendar is flexible enough to allow for volunteering and travel = however there will be periods of intense field and studio work.
Experiencing the "outback" of Nevada describes more than scouting around the rural areas near home. It means stopping often, taking thousands of photos, and planning for more excursions statewide. It also means walking the dirt roads, talking to the locals, embracing the silence and supporting the creativity of others.
Writing will be the focus of 12 weeks this spring. This will include editing my children's picture book, writing more poetry, and researching new leads for the local Community Living Magazine. Revamping my website will fall into this category. Stay tuned for a blast of blogs!
Quilting and sewing recycled projects will continue to surface to the top of my to-do list. My goal is to buy less fabric ** instead using the fabric I have "stashed" in my craftroom.
Art scarves will be designed for specific events. 1) Christmas 2020, 2) Artown 2020, 3) 2021 Spring/Fall and 4) a 2021 storefront launch. It sounds lofty, but it all begins with a passion to blend textiles and images! Photographs taken specifically for fabric design AND that process -- that magical transformation into wearable art -- is at the very heart of each unique scarf!
The Nevada Artists Association Gallery is a nice space, albeit a busy home, for my fine art photography. This incredible Carson City co-op and its business edge has increased my desire to add a third piece to future shows. I can submit and hang 2 photographs in each show with the option to add a third piece of art. My art. I have recycling projects on my vision board as well as several colorful abstract paintings.
Lastly, as I continue to work with children and the community on special projects - I find sweet inspiration from those individuals! I am humbled and blessed living this artlife!