Back in the 2000's, from about 2003 up until 2008ish, I was pretty active in the era of rebirth of the Nashville art scene. I was a member of both, The Plowhaus Art Co-op, and UNTITLED. I found myself in the group of unknown artists that people were starting to notice a little bit. There were so many of both groups who gained local fame and followers, that it brought more and more attention to the newly revitalized art scene. I was very blessed and fortunate to have a little bit of success and a few folks who were curious to see my next piece. I exhibited my work every chance I found for quite a while. And then I disappeared from the art scene. I just lost the drive or mojo or whatever to create. I floundered in a self created Hell of creative block. Between my prime time with Plowhaus and Untitled, and until recently, I painted maybe 2 or 3 pieces in total. I just couldn't break the wall. I thought that the mojo had died.
Those of you who might have ventured into my blog and read of my adventures of the last three years may have read about Royce Vaughn. My sweety. My joy. My love. Royce is an amazing woman and artist. She quilts, paints, sews, designs and makes jewelry. She is now active in the Murfreesboro Art Crawl (look for her Friday Dec, 8, 2017 on the Square in Murfreesboro), sets up at craft shows and yes, still finds time to jerk a knot in my tail when needed. She is the driving force it took to break the block. With gentle nudging, or not so gentle nudging when required, she helped me to find the desire to pick up the brushes and the camera.
I may have produced the work, but Royce provided the drive I needed to get my head out of my ass and use the abilities I have been blessed to have. So the fact that I have been invited to set up a show at The Springfield Inn Gallery at the Springfield Inn, I owe to Royce finding my mojo for me
I am excited to exhibit new pieces and bring back a handful of less recent ones and I want to thank Jay Swafford (Gallery Director), and Springfield Inn for allowing me to show, and to help them celebrate the Gallery's 5th Anniversary.
And to Royce, thank you for the nudge...