and I survived!!!! I made it in too, I am thrilled. This has been a dream of mine since I first saw figures by Robert McKinley, Lisa Lichtenfels, Richard and Jody Creager, and E. J. Taylor. Then I had the really great luck to get to know Forest Rogers and the kindness of Marilyn Radzat and I realized I could use the goal of joining to help me grow – by constantly measuring the quality of my work against the originality, quality and vision of the work of the NIADA artists – I couldn’t help but improve.
Have you ever been to a NIADA conference? They have a gallery night where you see figures that set new guidelines for quality and style. I was blown away. I really, really want that constant competition and input to keep trying to make each figure better than the last…
so now i get to take a breather for a little bit and spend some time figuring out what my next goal is — came back with some ideas that had been creeping around in the back of my mind, more defined…. ran out and ordered some flumo — i want to make some jointed paperclay figures and have been thinking a lot about flumo….
and now poor Max the golden retriever is dancing outside the computer room door. so its back to real life – off to walk the dog….