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What A Mess...and I Have Homework To Do!

This is what my studio looks like after I exhibited  at the 
What a colossal mess, huh?

So now you know what I will be concentrating for the week besides homework.

Yes you heard me right.
HOMEWORK!!!

I am participating in a workshop offered by the Arts Council of New Orleans 
I am gaining new insight to so many different things and it is kind of 
mind blowing.  
For instance last night we learned about CV's, Bio, and Artist Statement from Deputy Director, Nick Stillman.  
During his talk I was pushing my statement, bio, and cv under a rock.
Really though I have new eyes and thoughts on how to work on all three to 
make IT
BETTER.

I leave you with these questions to ponder over.

Can we just make art?
Is it necessary to put our art out there?
Does it still exist if no one sees it?
AND
Why are you making the art you are making right now?

Have a great week everyone!
_/\_
Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. Oh my God! Sometimes my little shed looks a bit like that. It's easy to get so absorbed in stuff that you don't notice the mess til later :D It was nice to see your studio though!

    To answer your questions - I could just make stuff for myself but letting other people see it and finding out what they think of it is important too. It's a great feeling when someone likes something I've made enough to give me money for it!

    I make jewellery because I like nice things and my jewellery is one of my versions of "nice things" although it might not be somebody else's. I also find the act of creating something very therapeutic so playing with metal helps to stop me going a bit mad :D

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    1. Totally agree Cinnamon! I start to get moody if I haven't been in the studio all week. I'm taking an Entrepreneur workshop here in NOLA and it's sparking a lot of questions in my head. Some good...some bad but mainly good. Thanks for stopping on by. I've been checking in on you. Now I gotta go look to see if you posted something new. :)

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