|Doorways: Unfinished Piece|
I will probably add beadwork and maybe a little more paint
It started as part of the 100-day challenge from the Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine forum, and now I am working on it as part of another blog: Take a Word
I have been re-reading Julie Powell's book Julie/Julia and I realize that like Julie, I hope to one day "make it big" with my art/writing. It would be extremely exciting, though obviously not exactly ground-breaking, to have that happen. And in the midst of my dog-crisis, sister's new baby, and the daily joys/pains/questions of raising children and being a partner in a marriage, I have these fantasies of selling my work world-wide and writing about it and life in general. This, all in the middle of a recession--with last year's sales being truly awful. So it came as a huge surprise that a piece of mine was accepted into a magazine and that I was also invited to show my work at an art fair--both of which came about today! Thus, this is the reason I am putting up my unfinished piece, Doorways. Doors are all over the place, and while some seem to be closing--such as our time with our pet--others might open. And some you can't even really see until you actually go through them. I used to try to figure a lot of things out in my head, but now I often find myself just doing and then seeing what happens. It makes for less worry but more adventure and fun--though I have to say, I still have not taken the literal plunge and learned to scuba-dive like my hubby would wish. I would much rather learn to parachute.