When I first started writing this blog, my intention was to give a background view of David as an artist, our life traveling to shows and the process of making the work. I always have the dream of photographing tutorials showing step-by-step processes for those who might want to learn more about working with polymer/ clay. Our life takes more work than I have time at this point and David is deep in new work for the gallery. What's that quote about the road to hell and good intentions?
Our life right now is marked in days until we board a plane for California. The trip itself is a trip we've dreamed of since we started dating. As far as the artwork side of it, at every festival we go to someone says to David, "Why aren't you out in Hollywood?" It will be interesting to see the response in a new place, especially one like Los Angeles. And now we have an answer to that question :)
I've been saving info for weeks now- places to eat, things to see, public transportation details, renting a town car for the night of the opening. I'm the researcher/logistics person in this marriage and those skills are certainly being put to the test. David is making work unlike anything he's done before and our days are very LONG. Now is NOT the ideal time to make tutorials. I could do tutorials on what it feels like when your kids move out and your whole life changes. Or how to regroup when you lose your job. Or how to try to manage way too many things to the point that you sometimes you feel you aren't doing any of them to the level they deserve. We have so many exciting ideas and are planning to implement some of them after the trip and before our festivals start back up. We decided to start festival season with Dallas in April and not before that. Cold dark months of just making work will allow more photographing/writing about work.
Side note- we are also learning to give our diabetic cat his twice daily insulin shots. Life is never boring, but the details don't make very exciting blogging! I will definitely be uploading details and photos of our trip. Until then, I will be digging way back in the archives and sharing work that I love. Thanks for reading and sharing this journey with us~~
Elisabeth and David