It's been a long time since I've felt really inspired to work. How long, I thought? Since the election. I am so disheartened that the tone of this administration can affect even this. And I keep working anyway, and trust that in some way it will matter, that putting positive energy out into the universe will make a difference.
And then, my friend texted me that she was wheeled down a hallway on her way into surgery, and she passed my work, and suddenly yelled "I KNOW THAT ARTIST"--and it mattered to her that my work was there.
And my work is up in a beautiful friend's office, and she says that it changes the whole tone of the place, and that her clients notice, and comment.
And so, I'll keep on going. More intentionally, regardless of inspiration, working with the intention of play, and joy, even now.
This is two sides of the same canvas--out of focus until I get my new phone!
Heather Danso, now Heather Emanuel, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner, Restorative Yoga teacher, LMT, and Awareness Through Movement® facilitator.
As an artist, she playfully explores work in Acrylic, printing, and multimedia, creating portraits and abstracts that explore expression, playfulness, identity, and the possible. Her CV is here.