One kewl thing about the Asheville art community is the joy we artist feel in sharing the "why" of what we do. This past Wednesday, I went to the Summer Solstice Celebration at Eco-Depot Marketplace. Lots of folks stopped by from the Community, but there were many artists there, too.
We shared our "whys" and "hows", and our joys in where we are at in our respective journeys. Amazing stories from open and creative people.
Tomorrow I'll be Downtown at the Historic Grove Arcade, at Mountain Made Gallery demonstrating what I do and talking about my personal "why". For me, it's all about Gratitude, and that vision of a vessel I had while having radiation therapy. Folks alway ask how I came to creating fiber vessels, window panels and lamps. So many, upon hearing the story, fall into my arms, telling me about their personal stories, or the stories of a friend, sister, mother. It is a humbling experience. And it is so much fun talking with kids about art! So many of them love art and share their projects with me. Believe me, I have so much Gratitude for these events.
So please come down tomorrow and chat. The Arcade is beautiful, and there is always something going on Downtown! I'll be there from 11:00-4:00. Hope to see you there!