Creating a Body of Work for a Gallery - Pulling it All Together! - Journal Entry 1

"I'm Excitedly Overwhelmed!" 

The Owners Of The Chartreuse Muse Art Gallery In Modesto, CA, (Sandra Veneman And Ellen Roehne), Invited Me To Do A Show Together With A Phenomenal Artist And Painter Nicole Slater. She Is A "Kindred Spirit" In Every Sense Of The Word , but plays art in a different medium!

Sandra, Nicole & I Sat Down Together To Eat And Chat At "The Artists Loft" ... Nicole's Haven   And Art studio All Trade shows All Trade Shows Trade shows All (Amazing Tour To Come!). We Wanted To Discuss Details The Of The Putting Together A Cohesive Show , Yet At the same time maintain our own individual freedoms of expression!

Such Interesting Talk Table! We Lunched And "Desserted" As We Tossed Around Ideas. We Discussed Color Combinations And Techniques. Again, So Insightful Talking With Other Artists. I Gleaned New Ideas And Put Them In My Pocket To Ponder On Later. 

I Went Into This Visit Fresh, With No Preconceived Ideas Of What I Was Going To Create. Since Nicole Had Already Completed Some Oil And Acrylic Paintings For The Show, I Was Able To See The Colors And Themes To Use As A Springboard For My Brainstorming . Cohesive ... That Was My Goal!

Adjectives & Verbs
Learned a lot about myself and how I come up with ideas. I need a "word" a descriptive word! Once that word is in place ... I'm ready to rock n roll !!!! My word (s) ... Secret Garden! 

Video Shows Weeks This The Things I've Been Working On In The studio All ... Some Throwing On The Wheel And Trimming Along With A Quick Tour Of My Handbuilding And More. After I Do The Tour A (Quite Lengthy) Tammy Jo's Table Talk where I share a slide show and describe my feelings and process for coming up with pieces for our show ... called ... "2gether"! The 2 of us are doing this art thing 2gether! Meshing her paintings and my ceramic work for  an awesome cohesive experience!

To see the photos of some finished pieces and read back about my journey you may visit my Facebook fan page
Hobby Potter - Pottery Making and Ceramics