Observations: The Practice of looking at the world
Where once there was an accepted system for young artists to work their way up from apprenticeship to Mastery, the Practice of art (capital P) is something each artist has to create for themselves today. Even the notion of good craft has not always been respected. Yet artists do find their way by necessity to the life that supports their art. For me, drawing from life every week has always been the centerpin of Practice. Another element shared by many artists across many disciplines, theatre, music, poetry, visual arts is the creation of a small finished piece each day.