Tonight I took a student to Spartanburg to go to two gallery openings and artist talks. I was feeling guilt because I had been asked to do work during the school's Ren Faire but after meeting Susan Lenz and Christina Laurel, I wanted to support my new art friends. "Prolific" is one of the words that popped in my head for my impression of the artists. Both of these artists are in three...maybe four exhibits at a time!!! I am motivated to mirror their drive, determination and stamina. Go to art exhibits. Take your students, friends and family. Listen to their talks. Be inspired. In the words of @SusanLenz , "get work done...finish it!" My Mama used to preach that in two southernisms: "Talkin' ain't doin'" and "shit or get off the pot." Don't talk about wanting to produce art, do it. Don't gripe and complain about the struggle. We are going through it with you. Know that the stress is worth it all in the end. The completed work is the prize. I'm so pumped @allisoninspires and I made the trip!!! For more information on the artists in these exhibits, go to: http://www.susanlenz.com/default.shtml
Author: Carolyn Ford
Artist, world traveler, yarn spinner, and lover of random things.