Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A New Year - it's time to get back to work...

This is a photo I took on a trip to New Mexico with Jim two years ago. It was taken as we climbed through the rocks toward "The White Place" that Georgia O'Keeefe painted, near where she lived. The photo reflects the feeling I have of slowly coming out of the darkness mourning the loss of my husband Jim. We have brilliant sunny blue skies this first cold week of January. I still miss him terribly each and every day, but its time to get back to work.

I'm getting my studio set up after 7 months of inactivity. Ironically, it is commissions which are helping to propel me back to work. Usually commissions are harder for me to do than "my own thing." But at this point they are helping me get back on track. Its partly because I feel the push of a deadline, but also because its doing something for other people. Somehow that's easier. The first one I'm working on is for some dear friends who have been very patiently waiting for a portrait of their daughter. Then I will start in on those who requested commissions at the fall art shows. Thanks to all of you for your patience and loving support.

1 comment:

acunningham said...

Sally - I'm an artist friend of mandy Johnsons and lost my husband to cancer 2 1/2 yrs ago. Getting back to my art was so healing for me and I hope will be for you also. Life does go on but you never stop missing them! Take care . Anne Cunningham