But right now, it doesn't matter. I need this. It sounds odd, even irresponsible- but more than anything now I need to practice my art and support my community through it.
To those ends, I have two huge projects going on- on top of my already busy life.
SummerStar is sixteen weeks away. Procession is about six weeks away.
I usually contribute in one small way or another, but this year is a lot different.
For SummerStar I am decorating about thirty masks.
I want to build a "tree" mask using a small sapling so I can expose the roots and then attach branches to it.
I want to do a Reiki Mask
Classical Drama masks combined into one
Something that depicts fate, fortune and luck
Tree of life
Something inspired by the indigenous peoples of the area
Grapes and vines motif
My work with the Procession will be a lot different. Mostly cleaning up after people, but I am hoping I will eventually have time to work on my own art at the Studio.