I ponder upon this past circle of seasons, trembling with gratitude for family, friends, and community, who contribute everyday to my development as human being and an artist.
“The community stagnates without the impluse of the individual…the impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.” William James
My take on this is: The community stagnates without the impulse of the artist, and the artist dies away without the support of the community.
We all help each other more than we can know. It’s nice to reserve some time to think about this as we say farewell to 2012. My heart is filled with gratitude for all of you who have taken my classes over the years, and for all who have purchased my art and basketry. I especially thank the many wonderful teachers who have shared generously with me over the years, as well as fellow artists everywhere who are a constant inspiration.