Photo: Wynne Palmer
Well it's winter again, and as I said last year, this is the time of year an artist like me hunkers down in front of the fire and plots and plans for the upcoming year. But first a year in review.
2013 was a good and very productive year making new contacts, reviving others and getting to know my posse in crime, members of the LocoMotoArt Collective. I gave a few talks and taught a few workshops. Wrote more than my fare share of paperwork, attended many meetings, worked on grants, residency appications and proposals. Grand total of 8 shows, independantly and through the Collective, and much new work. A good year!
2014 is lining up to be full of adventure and possiblity. Currently many plans are under foot including: 7 scheduled shows so far, a series of workshops from late Summer into the Fall, a show curation, collective arts administration, grant and proposal writing and an upcoming software course. I always take one course or class in media software or hardware during the winter, just to keep me sharp and up-to-date. The biggest change and priority for this year will be to build into my schedule regular breaks, getaways and downtime, very important for a artist!