I’m wondering what you, as an art appreciator, can tell me about the role art plays in your life? What does it bring to you?
For myself, I like the kinds of art that I like because I’m aesthetic and I ♥ beautiful things. I like the decorative value of them.
A second reason I like it, is that it brings me closer to stories or narratives of what it means to be human. I love reading and learning about artists and understanding their work as a reflection of their inner life.
The third, for me as an art maker, is that I’m a noticer. I am a visual editor by nature, and making art fills a need I have to organize visual data.
As I mentioned in my last newsletter, I am going through midlife changes and am trying some new things. I’m at that tenuous beginning of several projects and am not sure which project or projects will reach “adulthood.” It’s a scary but exciting time for me.
I’m playing with making an eCourse. I’m working on a traditional painting course, but I’m not sure I can handle all the video making that should probably go into it. I’m also learning so much about media and marketing, that I’m considering a course that walks a person up from zero in an entrepreneurial venture.
What else? I have a new gallery system that I’m excited about, a local art service treat (I’m REALLY excited about this!), and a new line of decorative paintings that are still just in the realm of the imagined. On top of this, I’m writing and loving it.
When I started putting myself out there, I realized the silence that comes back is deafening. I have made more of a point to reach out and leave comments etc. lately. Please feel free to do the same! Are you a creative in midlife change? How’s it going for you?