I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First piece of 2012

“Respite”  30”x 36” polished cement & dry pigment on panel

Hope everyone had a great holiday.  I took some much needed time off from my art but now it is time to return to my passion.
Every time I remove myself from my work for a period of time, it seems that doubts about it's validity creep into my mind. This always enables a state of debilitating depression.  The only cure seems to be to push on through and do the work.  I am tentative at first but hope that confidence will return as new pieces emerge. 


  1. I totally hear you my brother in art!!!

    Going through the same emotions as we speak. I just got back from 11 days off. I needed the break because I was starting to burn out but, now am trying to re-aquaint myself.

    Keep pushing. You are right. It is the only cure.

  2. Hi William, like Mary, I totally hear you!

    I took some time off also and yesterday was my first day back in the studio. I had to clear off the table as it became a drop off spot during December. Once down to the wood again I found a little project I'd started a year ago and that inspired me to work on it some more. Happily I can say I'm forging ahead with that and might even attempt working on a painting I started a month ago.

    Soon you'll be back in your art creating groove and loving it again!

  3. Just keep on working. I try to spend at least 1/2 to one hour in the studio even on those days when other commitments are calling me. It helps keep me on track.

  4. I've been checking your site every day and am so pleased that you're back with some new work. Your stuff is very compelling.

  5. My thanks to Mary, Carole, Jo and Nellig. I am much encouraged by the fact that you take the time to look and that I am not alone.


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