Monday, November 15, 2010

Terry Jarrard-Dimond -Art and Meaning

"Forrest Floor", 78.75" H x 78.25" W, Hand dyed fabric, freehand cut,
machine pieced and machine stitched

"What is the meaning of doing art for you?"

The making of art is my passport to happiness and self-fulfillment. This
activity has been the most constant passion in my entire life and it takes
me places that I can not get to any other way. When I am really focused
on my work there is a feeling of joy and excitement that I do not feel any
other time. It puts me in a state of knowing that my creativity is my gift
and the studio is my place. The results of this art making allows me to
connect with other people and opens doors to relationships that would not
have been possible otherwise.

Terry can be contacted at: tjarrard-dimond@att.net
Her website is: http://terryjarrarddimond.com
Her blog is: http://studio24-7.blogspot.com

4 comments:

Ian MacLeod said...

bravo Terry - well said.

Approachable Art said...

Go, Terry, go! :D

Katherine said...

Ian and Judi thank you for stopping by to visit and read Terry's wonderful response.

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

Thank you Katherine for including me in this wonderful series.

It has been my experience that this is a question I am ask most often by people who do not make art. They seem puzzled by the intensity of the involvement which doesn't "pay the bills". If they ever experienced the joy they would never ask the question again.