BIG. AMAZING. WONDERFUL things are happening at Workshop SLC and I am so happy to be a part of it!
Here is a short story about contrast:
Renting an art studio is a big deal. I am extremely cognizant that we become (whether we like it or not!) the people we spend the majority of our time with.
When I rented my first art studio 13 years ago at Art Central in Calgary, Canada, I was extremely nervous and excited. Keep in mind this is a girl who had just quit her corporate job at a law firm, had barely done anything creative in 10 years, and decided to become a happy, successful, extremely well-fed, full-time professional artist the year the market crashed in 2008.
"Are you moving in?" asked a curious neighbor. "Yes!" I said excitedly, "I am so happy to be here!" Her response: "Welcome to poverty!" She laughed hysterically as I stood there, with a deer-caught-in the-headlights look on my face.
After experiencing a home evacuation as a result of a volcanic eruption on Hawaii 2 years ago, I needed a firm foundation. A safe place to grow some roots. Lucky for me, I found Workshop SLC.
On a daily basis, celebratory greetings are exchanged amongst the 6 resident artists: "Good morning! Welcome! It's so good to see you. Let's get to work!" The sense of community, friendship, and support I have found there are Godsend.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.