A snack along the creative journey

Snack: Hungry for Growth Series by Leah Virsik
©2010 Leah Virsik, Snack: Hungry for Growth Series paper and thread, running stitch binding 2 x 5 x 1 1/2 inches

I was among five other artists who won a merit award for artwork in the Adobe Art Gallery 34th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit in Castro Valley, CA. My piece “Snack” pictured above was recognized. The show runs through December 1, 2011. Click for more details. It was quite a treat. At the same time awards and approval are such an interesting thing. On one hand I want to analyze the process of how I was able to make this piece and repeat that effort. On the other hand, I know that as I create, some work is going to more admired by some than others and the less analyzing I do the better. I know the value of the creative process is the chance to get to know myself on a deeper level and to just continue making whether my work is liked or not. On to the next thing…

This week I’m wrapping up teaching a fun Mixed-Media Fabric Collage class this Wednesday at Richmond Art Center. I’ll be  finishing up my block along with a ton of other artists for Pro Arts Box Art exhibit on November 4. Later this month, I’m looking forward to visiting family in LA and checking out the artists books of Yani Pecanins at UC Irvine.

Thanks to Tom for doing laundry and his encouragement to help make this post possible.



One Reply to “A snack along the creative journey”

  1. Hey Girlfriend!
    Congratulations! I love your book. I won’t be able to go to the Nov. 29th meeting. And…I know there will be more to look forward to.

    Happy Holidays!


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