I have come to see, though, that this is the fallow period during which other, bigger, more substantial works take place. I can tell my art is changing now to include digital imagery. Making the jump and using a whole new type of imagery in my work. I can not just put it through the same process I've been using. It is new! I am seeing larger scale works than the smaller, heavily embellished pieces, yet have been holding off on the actual start. The new piece waits on my table, I pass by it daily multiple times. Sometimes there is a cat on it, but I still can see enough of it to know what I am dealing with. I know my brain is working on it...figuring out the next steps so that when I do decide to cut into it and take the Big Creative Chances, I'll be ready. I've not made up my mind which way this piece will go, and have to be creatively patient. This doesn't mean procrastinating...anything but. It means living with ambiguity for a while, and following the muse.
In the meantime I am investigating new teaching opportunities. I might offer classes here at the Petting Zoo, and also want to try to teach a college level class again. Maybe at a community college rather than at Mass Art? Though the cream of the crop is Mass Art to me, and I'd love to give teaching there another whirl someday. If only the health piece could get under control. Hard to be fully present as a college teacher when pain levels are so high. I digress...lol. Trying not to dwell on the pain but it's been a horrid beastie lately and there are times during the day when I feel like curling up in a ball like and giving up. But then I think, "Then what?" and just keep on plugging. What a life.
Hoping for enough energy to get things done today and be able to move the cat off my current piece and give it a careful, brave looksie tonight. Maybe even cut into it...! Cheers.