Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'm back!

We had a long trip to Ohio, Rhode Island, and New York, with the kids in tow. A couple days after we got back, I got sick. Now John and Maylin are sick. Stefan's got a little cough -- hoping that it doesn't develop into what the rest of us have...he's had it so rough, with the scarlet fever right before our trip.

I've got a lot of photos to post, which means it's going to take awhile until I get them all up. Maybe I should post in bite-size pieces. I have this problem of inaction when I get overwhelmed by the size of a task.

The Rhode Island bit of the trip was really inspiring for me. We were at Rhode Island School of Design for John's 20th grad school reunion. Just being surrounded by artists and designers was exhilirating! The positive comments from artists/designers that I got on the name tag I hand-lettered (darn, I left it somewhere), the book I made (in a kids' art workshop), and a drawing I made for Stefan on a dinner table (papered at a restaurant) made me really proud. They asked if I was an artist! I don't feel that same pride when people ask me if I'm a musician. So I think I'm going down the right path as a visual artist. I have a lot of work to do, but it'll be such a fun process. Also, I met some great artists at the RISD Art Sale, and realized that I felt so at home with these people. I felt like this was my community -- the community I wanted to be in. Yes.

Gotta go. Stefan just woke up from his nap, unhappy.