It was, perhaps not surprisingly, difficult to persuade some of the artists to even show their work and communicate with the public but once they got into it they loved it. You get a great jolt of energy (much better than those horrid drinks!) from having Real People, the wandering through public, exclaim with pleasure upon seeing your work. The praise, however gentle, does lead to renewed energy when back in the studio. It also helps you to see your work with different eyes - what did people respond to the most, what resonated the most. Which art work did they spend time over, relating it to their own life experience?
|Iona in watercolor|
|Iona, in fabric|
Well...back to work! And, if you have been, thanks for reading! Elizabeth
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