I just looked at my own blog and remembered that I had intended to only ever post about artwork. When did it turn it into a garden report? I might have to change the blog title to "Progress on Potatoes" or " The Earwigs Scandal Chronicles."
Dan Barney reminded me last night that everything we do is connected to the art that we make. I am learning from gardening. It's harder than I thought it was going to be. Gardening is a lot work. With all of the challenges, I've had a hard time believing that it will yield fruit at all. It's teaching me patience and reverence for the process of creation and the life cycle. Success comes from creative problem solving, attention to it on a daily basis, sticking with it and learning from mistakes. I enjoy it because I love it. It's beautiful to see the stages of the plants and now their fruits.
The painting that I've just finished and shipped off, evolved from what I've learned from gardening and aligns those same ideas with my life. It's those connections that make art the glue that holds my world together. I'll post about the above painting on the blog that my dad, my sister and I are creating which will follow the development of our show this fall, Painting the Tree of Life.
Now then, it's time for Garden News...
What is that in my very dirty hand? A little sweet baby potato. I was like a kid on Christmas last night. Dan Barney and I explored the dirt and we found them.