Since launch day is quickly approaching, I thought I would start sharing the details behind my latest big project!
A few months ago, I agreed to chaperone the girls basketball team as they headed out for their final tournament. While packing, I tossed in the details of an interesting Call for Artist, some drawing tools and sewing supplies - I like to stay busy!
In the hotel room during some downtime, I brought up the project to the girls and asked for their opinions on what is "light as air" - good ideas starting flying around, snowflakes, bubbles....what was that? Bubbles you said?
I started sketching and decided then and there exactly what I was going to propose.
When we made it back home, I finished the proposal and sent it off, circling the announcement date on the calendar. The announcement day came - and went.....so I figured I did not get it. Oh well, life goes on.
2 weeks later I received an email. It seems I DID get the project after all! After filling out all the contracts and sending a bunch of clarifying emails - they decided to expand the project, I was asked to "make my one sculpture bigger and add two more, even bigger please." And by the way, the deadline is in 4 weeks.
Where was I going to build these giant sculptures? The studio was immediately ruled out - second floor - and warehouse space was ruled out because of my schedule, I travel for work 2 weeks out of every month, so I needed every spare moment to be able to work on this project.
BUT - I THRIVE on these challenges. THRIVE. Joy was bubbling up and I was so excited!
This project has been super enlightening - as all big projects are. It has led to more ideas and more proposals and more confidence in my ability. There was NO ONE to tell me I was doing it wrong. It was MINE, all mine - win or lose - mine. This was so freeing - in a freefalling sort of way.
The big reveal has been postponed due to permit issues for the City of Cincinnati, but in the meantime - here is a sneak peak of the one sculpture that would not fit in a crate.
stay tuned, more stories to come....