The art and craft of pysanky

The Artist in Community

Truth be told, I love stealing away to my workspace alone, leaving the rest of the world behind as I immerse myself in the work and play of wax and dyes and eggs.  There is something healing and soul restoring about the quiet, repetitive actions these eggs require.  I can’t seem to get enough time alone like this so when I do, I enjoy it thoroughly.

Interacting with other artists is just as valuable to my soul, yet I don’t make nearly enough time for it in my life.  Why is it so hard for me?  I understand the value of community, I enjoy learning about the art and soul journeys of others, and I get inspired when I hear other artists speak with passion about their art.

I realize I love my comfortable “alone” zone so to push against these introverted leanings, I meet monthly with other artists.  In the Sacramento area, the Covenant Artists meet on the third Thursday of each month and artists of all media and skill levels are welcome.  This group exists to share, discover, and learn about ourselves, our art and our God.

If you would like to stretch your artistic side, I highly recommend connecting with other artists.  Isn’t it time for you to step out of your comfort zone too?

2 responses

  1. I can relate to this ‘alone time with my egg art post’. There is nothing so absorbing as applying a design to the ovoid shape and having it stretch and bend into interesting contortions. A design on a long egg will look completely different on a round egg. I can easily lose half a day immersed in the process!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    • It’s so good to hear I’m not the only one who gets lost in my “alone time.” It feels so selfish sometimes but then sharing the finished work can be such a blessing to others. I guess it all comes down to balance, doesn’t it? Your eggs are gorgeous, by the way.

      September 17, 2010 at 7:14 am

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