There are several reasons I write a weekly blog. It helps me keep an accounting of my studio practices and progress. It provides a historic record of my creative actions. It helps me think about why I look to clay as my artistic outlet. And it helps me communicate those ideas to my followers with an interest in me, my art and the clay process.
I've noticed the idea of change is a recurring theme throughout these writings. I’m most comfortable thinking I know what lies ahead and keeping a daily routine. For me, unforeseen disruptions are really a constant in life, but often cause the most anguish. Learning to adapt in life and art continues to prove rewarding even though it can be scary.
I attended an art fair this weekend with a friend. Years and years ago, it would be packed wall to wall with artists and attendees selling and buying. This time around, it felt sparse. I wonder if this is a fluke, or an example of the impact on-line retail has affected art transactions. Finding the right sales outlet is an ongoing process for me and I’m learning to make adjustments to this process constantly.