It has felt like a dry spell for me, in fact a very uncomfortable dry spell. I’ve been short on inspiration, and I’ve questioned everything I do. Am I an artist, or am I just fooling myself? I have not been able to see the road ahead… it’s been murky and clouded and confusing.
I love making things that are whimsical, but I began to think that if I were a real artist perhaps I would be doing more serious things. Maybe I do fun things, and real artists do ART.
Then I got really stuck because I had this overwhelming desire to make very big sculptures, and I thought – who’s going to buy those?! And I started thinking that perhaps I should concentrate on only making things that people may want to buy – and voila! that made me want to stop working altogether.
And THEN began a new cycle, with me wondering why it is that people like what I do? After that I went on to the really big existential questions – like What IS art?
I love to educate people about clay, and am passionate about how it works; joining it together, kneading it and making it do what you envision - and then firing it.
I am Peggy's sister. I love what she does, and have set out to show off her work! I am the webmaster here at PTCA, and I write some blogs too. My background is in building a values-driven business.