the politics of innocent dreams

Ahh yesturday was another lovely craft sale day for me. An awesome day of being out of the isolated studio and interacting with the amazing community here in Saskatoon that supports handmade art. Nothing like a day of chatting and seeing some great art by other local artisans to get the inspiration and drive going. Brought home some sweet goodies to top it off!

Thanks to all that made it out.

And I also have a bit of news, well maybe I’ve mentioned it before, I’ve got an upcoming show here in Saskatoon at the Mendel Art Gallery. It’s part of their Artist to Artist program so I’m actually working with a mentor on this body of work; a painter, Marsha Kennedy who I exhibited with last March. Things are coming along nicely, I think. I know I’ve been slack about posting studio sneak peeks. I’ll try to take some pictures in the next few days.

Later today I’ll be having a studio visit with Marsha so i’m pretty excited to hear what she has to say. I’m a sucker for a good critique. I hope she draws a bit of blood from me. I hope that I end the crit stressed and a bit beaten down. Cuz it’s always good to be challenged, and once you’re out of school that just doesn’t seem to happen as much. Don’t get me wrong, pats on the back and compliments are lovely and desired, but good honest feedback is hard to come by and it’s how we grow and challenge ourselves.

Well wish me luck. Another strong cup of tea I believe is in order to get my brain ready for all the art speak.

In the meantime please check out the Mendel website for more info about the show.