Current Reality

studio photo 10/7/11

State of the studio as of October 7, 2011


Ahem. Yep, there’s a lot of work to be done before my studio is ready for the Western Wake Artists Studio Tour on November 12th & 13th!

This situation could be discouraging, but not when I remember that REALLY knowing your current reality is essential to creating. I agree with Robert Fritz: when you’re very clear about both your desired outcome AND your current reality, the structural tension between the two energizes your creation. In other words, it’s great to know you want to get to New York City, but how you get there will differ radically depending on whether you’re leaving from Atlanta or Chicago! So it helps to know that this is my starting point for the clean, organized and welcoming studio I plan to create by November 11th. I hope you’ll drop by to see the results!

Shows and events you won’t want to miss:

This Saturday, October 8th, be sure to catch Works of Heart: The Triangle’s Art Auction Against AIDS, at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Here’s the schedule:
Free Public Preview of available artwork, 11 am – 4 pm
Silent Auction, 6 pm – 7:45 pm
Live Auction, 8 pm – 10 pm

While you’re at the Progress Energy Center, you can also check out the Regional Artist Showcase in the Betty Ray McCain Gallery, which includes three of my Reservoir paintings. Or join us for the closing reception on Tuesday, October 18, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Either way, you’re sure to see a lot of great art in a beautiful space.


It was such a great experience to participate in SPARKcon this year (September 15th-18th)! I will definitely mark my calendar early next year so I can make it to more of the events. I enjoyed seeing so many of you at the artSPARK gallery, and of course it was extra fun that one of my paintings won first prize! Thanks for celebrating with all of us.