"Choir", by Jane Dunnewold, hanging in our living room
See how happy I am to be standing in front of it?
"Red Alert", by Laura Beehler, greets me when I walk into my studio.
It hangs behind the "thinking couch".
I choose art that speaks to me. I want things that give me joy. It is especially wonderful if it was created by someone I know and love. Here are two especially treasured works that fulfill those things. I fell in love with both of these pieces while they were being created, as I share studio space with Jane and Laura and we frequently work in the studio at the same time. While I love most everything that these two women create, these pieces shouted, "You MUST own me and gaze at me every day". So, I listened.
While I don't acquire every piece that speaks to me, I can say without hesitation that I have never been disappointed by following my instinct. Every time I look at the art that is in my home it gives me great joy. If even one piece that I create can evoke this feeling in someone else I will consider myself richly rewarded as an artist. Frankly, money has nothing to do with it.