Onward, soldier.

Posted by Dane Carder on July 29, 2016

Over the last several months, the situation at the studio has taken a toll on me, and it’s not just about whether or not I’m going to have to leave due to the direction of the new ownership.  Mostly, it’s about me being slightly detached from the massive part of me that is an artist.  There are many whiney sounding reasons that this predicament has landed in my lap, and after a couple of months of exploring what exactly is causing the stink, I am now committed to solving the problems and moving forward.  As an artist without a deadline, an exhibit, or gallery representation, it is easy to find myself adrift on the studio sea… and, this freedom can feel good from time to time.  But, that’s not likely how I work best.  I like projects, hence, the One Painting Per Week For A Year project.  That’s been a nice practice in paint application and non attachment… but, it has also felt like a distraction at times from the “real work” in the studio.  The time restraints on my focused studio time have become very clear to me, and I must adapt, mentally first.  I must also find a deadline, schedule an exhibit, something to dictate schedule.  I have just finished stretching the second large (60″x60″) canvas for the new series, and I am fully fueled for that journey, no doubt.  For fun, I’ll be cutting coffee out of my regimen next Tuesday, along with refined sugar, for a complete moon cycle, just to see what happens.  Anyways, I just thought I would dump this on the blog, as most of the content here lately has been on the weekly project, and that’s only part of the story.  I hope your summer is going well.  Stay tuned (still) for the announcement about the BACK TO SCHOOL STUDIO SALE…

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