P R O J E C T N O. 3
paintings & procrastinations
"Their Best Creations May Be the Lives They Lead"
—Sunday New York Times, 3/13/11
I am constantly grappling with the definition of myself as "artist" and what that means, how it manifests inwardly and outwardly. I struggle with how my time gets fractured into a million pieces creating the mosaic I call LIFE. Creating with focus becomes impossible. My drawing table gathers dust. Blank canvases clutter my studio.
I have been busy raising my son and building relationships. Perhaps those are my paintings, with their layers and textures. I spent this week caring for my mom in the hospital with all the emotional complexity that can conjure up. Here I am at middle age looking into my own future, but the time I spent with her created another layer in our "painting." And for now, that will have to do.