Three days ago I accepted my fears and stepped off into the unknown. I submitted a Letter of Intent to the city of Denver so that I may be considered to complete a piece of public art that is being commissioned at the zoo. The ability to make things with my hands is an effortless gift that I have been endowed with from an early age but the creative writing that was necessary to complete the letter was a tedious and mind numbing experience. Another gift I have, though it seems to be a curse at times, is the extreme tenacity needed to get something done that seems impossible. And so, I laboriously finished the Letter of Intent and submitted it on time.
I have many great ideas that truly come from the heart but trying to extract their message into written form is a challenge. Creating a 2000 character statement that expressed my feeling and contributions regarding this public commission turned out well because of the organizational input from my sister, wife and several others. Thank you so much for your guidance!
I have decided to start writing this blog as a way to exercise and strengthen my writing skills. As one person has told me, getting a foot in the door of the public art arena is in small part a numbers game, so this creative writing thing has set up camp in my arsenal of resources.
If you start following this blog, Thanks! I imagine that my topics and frequency will be pretty unpredicatable to start but they may also be helpful and insightful. Enjoy!