I am, by nature, a bit of a hermit which is why being a working artist suits me. In order for me to be able to create my work, there needs to be solitude.
I spend many hours in my art room with my brushes, my paints, my canvas, my music and—except for my pug—I'm alone.
Every so often, though, I have the treat of getting together with my dear artists friends. We understand each other and can relate—we know how hard it is to keep a balance between our art and everyday life. We talk about the roadblocks that sometimes land in our path and the ideas we have to get around them, making sure that our passion does not dim.
We encourage each other and remind each other that it's the journey, not the destination that's important. Although at times things go very well, there are instances when a wave comes through, shaking and shifting everything in its way, but even if it's a rough shift, another wave will come and it too will change.
I can go back to my studio and do my work and know for sure that I am on the right path. I don't get to see these friends all the time, so I treasure it when I do.
If you want to see eye-popping color and beauty, make sure to hop over to what used to be Goldsmith's Seeds—now Syngenta Seeds—for the Gilroy Rotary flower sale this Saturday, April 7th. It's for a great cause and if you love flowers you won't want to miss it. Happy Easter! Happy Spring!