Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Turning Back the Hands of Time
Please excuse my brief lapse in "book reporting," but I've been up to my ears in preparing TWO solo exhibitions for this summer. Matting, framing, labelling, writing artist's statements and price lists, crating .... ugh! My dining room has nearly one hundred paintings crated and ready to go for both exhibitions. No time for reading/writing until a little later.
HOWEVER, I can't resist throwing out a question for all of you to ponder:
If you had the opportunity to "turn back the clock" and return to the time when you first decided to become an artist, what would you do differently? What didn't you attend to, or what path didn't you take that you now wish you had? Can you still do it, or is it too late?
I'll begin by saying that I should have been much more productive in my twenties and thirties. I should have painted more, listened to others less, and actively sought more venues to display my work. Obviously, it's not too late now, but I often wonder where I'd be today if I'd attended to all that more diligently when I was younger.
What about you?