"The more art I make, the more internal feedback I get for myself, and the more I return to making."
Describe yourself as a maker/artist/creative
I’ve morphed from a computer programmer long ago, into ‘nesting’ and making my home warm and esthetically pleasing, clay art, which would be my choice of art if it weren’t so messy and requiring long and consistent work time, and I am now trying acrylics.
What are you currently working on?
Learning acrylics, landscapes.
Has your work shifted in response to the pandemic? How?
I ought to have more time, but I spend it on people. Art is a soothing escape and refreshing activity. Essential but gets pushed down on my list. I had a brief stint of mask-making, and sorted out old fabrics in the process.
In your opinion, what role does the creative process play in helping us confront our “new” reality?
The creative process of restoring the home to be a pleasing place, with less clutter and things I don’t need. I find organizing to be a creative time. Art as therapy, of course, giving purpose of creating as well as relaxing.
I don’t feel like an artist, but a wanna-be. The more art I make, the more internal feedback I get for myself, and the more I return to making.