Sometimes I marvel at my life. Take today for instance. I’d borrowed something from Bill Loyd (see previous post The Farmer’s Mantra) that he needed back, so I decided to return it after going to the post office. When I arrived, Bill was working with a huge cylinder. Apparently he has an idea for a new sign he’s going to make out of it.
I live in a village that is full of artists and I still believe Bill Loyd is the most creative person I have ever met. He is always creating, if not physically, he’s working something out in his head. It’s an inspiration to be around him—around his energy. I happened to have my camera with me and thought you all would like a glimpse into Bill’s day as well.
As I was standing there taking some pictures, Anna (see previous post The Art of Anna Karin) came out to greet me and invited me into her studio. She’d been painting so I didn’t want to stay long. But, since I had my camera, she asked me to shoot a few photos for a possible still life. Very cool. Then Bill came in needing some paper.
We all talked about projects we’re working on (Anna is excited about setting up her printing press to start making prints again), and then it was time for me to get out of their hair. Lots of people don’t understand that artists work all the time. Casually dropping by their homes and studios for a visit interrupts their work. Artists know this. (Don’t get me wrong, though, we’re always open for the public to come by. Showing our work to potential buyers is something we are all more than happy to do).
So I headed back to my own studio where my work awaited me. But not without a great dose of inspiration given to me by my two good artist friends.
Love to you all,