Friday, December 11, 2009

Renewed Inspiration!

The meeting of our Portland Women's Art Circle on Wednesday was just the medicine I needed in light of my current hand situation. After much conversation about my frustrations and with the help of my very wise fellow artists and friends, I now see things a bit differently. The project of 365 chairs that I saw as being already unsuccessful, I now realize set myself up for immediate failure because of the pressure I put on myself. I have done 3 small clay chairs and that is all for now.I had been beating myself up about not being disciplined enough to stay with this rigid and difficult left handed project. I am now collecting the wax molds that I remove from my hand after my daily soak in hot paraffin wax. I will collect these daily until my surgery and hope to mount these lovely cocoons and back light them. This is a manageable and soothing piece to be working on. It is healing, creating with the best of what I have to give right now and it nurtures me, which is what I really need most now.
The three clay chairs I have completed are the first chapter........Waiting.
The wax hands are the second chapter...............Nurturing. 
The third chapter remains to be seen............
I am so grateful to these supportive women and feel so blessed to have them in my life.
"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."

1 comment:

Alisa said...

I love the image of the wax hands, healing.