Notions-Drye Goods Studio Diary

Thanks for checking in. I am a fiber artist and designer. My currant emphasis is on eco printing and other wildcraft with a touch of up-cycling thrown in. You can also catch up with my wanderings on my Facebook page Drye Goods Studio.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Taking Time

Andy Griffith died today. He was 86. If I lived that long that would be 36 years from now. Due to some genetic issues, diseases I have already lived through and how I have lived my life, I doubt I will make it that long. When I thought about what exactly it would mean to get another 36 years I tried to think back about the last 36 years. 36 years ago I was 14. I think of all the things I experienced, felt and saw since then. It is a lot to think about. What would the next 36 years bring? Would it be as rich and varied as the last 36 years? Who knows? I hope I get that many and hope they are as good.
I know people that are that age, or really close. They are not at all what I would picture somebody 86 would look like when I was 14, or even what any of my relatives looked or acted like when they were that age at the time I knew them. Is that because I am older, or is it because being that age is really different than it used to be?

Last night I watched "The Artist is Present" about Marina Abramovic's retrospective at MOMA. she is 65, I hope I am that connected and vital when I reach her age and beyond. Highly doubtful since in this movie she looks 10 years younger than me to begin with!! Looks aren't everything-but good grief!

I guess this rant got started because of a Facebook post by John Thamm about art sales in Spokane. It got me to thinking about how people of a certain age view Spokane vs. how others of another age do. I don't think younger artists ever expect to sell everything they need/want to sell in the town they live in, here or elsewhere. They view the web and other means as a way to sell their art, what they seem to be looking for is an inspiring environment and handle sales in a variety of ways.

This was a really long way around to tell you I will be at the Whitefish Festival of the Arts this weekend-wasn't it?

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