I am writing this blog under duress. I have never written a blog nor have I ever wanted to write a blog. But my husband, who thinks he knows best, is encouraging me, or rather, forcing me to write this blog. Don't worry, he's not standing over me giving orders. That would make for a short relationship (and while we've only been married a month, we've been together for nearly 12 years). He just wants me to come out of my art-making/writing funk--the one I've been in for several years now. To be honest, I'd like that too. But, first you need to know how this funk got started in the first place. The poverty of being a recent MFA graduate, scraping by on several adjunct teaching positions and odd jobs helped a lot. While my full-time colleagues in the art departments where I taught had ample time for the studio, I burnt out far too quickly. About four years in, I'd say.
Now, a bunch of years later, I'm slowly shaking it off. I've got some new things to show and some old things that I'd like to share too. So, here it goes.