2019 – My Year of Ambiguity

"The Rock" 15x11, © Janice Tanton 2019. Pencil on Arches 140 lb HP.
"The Rock" 15x11, © Janice Tanton 2019. Pencil on Arches 140 lb HP.
Like all beginnings and endings, the start of a new calendar year generally marks a point of renewal and reflection. 2018 was intentionally a quiet year for me. I took time off to be with family, work with our beloved horses and take a step back from the controversy of opposing political views. That sort of perspective as an artist, is as good as any residency situation – living life, with the focus on my family and just living. No large monumental paintings or exhibitions. No grant writing. No promotions and not even a lot of artwork created for the commercial galleries. It was time well spent, this slowing down…and I do plan to do more of that, and introduce new works slowly. Pencil work interests me a little. I might do a bit more of that and offer the works for sale. I may not. I guess that’s where I’m sitting at 2019 – not feeling a need to aggressively do much of anything but enjoy breathing and day to day life. It’s a nice place to be, and I’m solid in that. Did you make any resolutions? What do you think 2019 will bring for you? Do you have goals? Are you feeling ambiguous about it all? I’d love to hear your viewpoint on this.

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  1. Wow your art is beautiful. I’m a full time human, too, and I must say there’s nothing more human than some good art that opens up your eyes to the beauty and goodness of the world. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

    Sincerely, Victoria B

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