I have had to pull myself together and get back to work after spending almost a year doing next to nothing apart from starting a series of hand embroideries to be called ” Portrait of a Family”
I think in point of fact that I have underestimated the effect my illness has had on my creative gene. I should have wondered why I have not written a word on my blog since October 2017, not a word about having been part of a book published in 2017 called 101 Artists 2017 , not a word about the gallery in Dragør where I spent a week showing my work and not a word about the yearly meeting at my house that started after I finished the course on Modern Embroidery in Kerteminde. Nada!
It is almost as if the curtains went down and the energy disappeared, not that I have not been active but in a different sort of way. I have listened to a load of good and bad books while doing a whole lot of chores around the house and garden getting everything shipshape in an attempt to sell our too big property. Lets face it Olav and I are getting too old to live where we do and should down size. But now we are in 2019 and the first thing I have done to start the year is to plan to take part in Køge Open Studios at Whit together with my good Swedish artist buddy Elisabeth .. SO…. I have to get my act together, get into my workshop and produce new pieces. I will start while here in California by doing some serious sketchbook work which invariably leads to new ideas.
That is my New Year´s resolution!