16 x 12 x 1.2

Oil and cold wax on wood panel


This one is so much a self-portrait.  I’m currently wandering around in the wilderness, a place of transition, trying to find my way to the next thing.  Artistically, I’m loving my work, I’m experimenting with new things, and I’m thrilled with the process.  However, my little artistic family is in a place of transition, knowing that things are going to change in the next few months and we’re trying to figure out what the next step is in our great adventure.


We’re well acquainted with transition, we’ve been here before.  Even though its familiar territory, we still feel the pain.  I’m wandering and I’m wondering what the future holds for us, hoping that we’ll find ourselves in just the right space at just the right time;  hoping that we discover the missing pieces in our creative journey.

I’m rambling, trying to process my own thoughts and emotions.  Do I make any sense?  Probably not.  But, maybe, someone out there feels the same lost feelings that I do.  Maybe, you’re trying to find the next stop on your journey.  If so, then we’re not alone, we in it together.  : )  We just need to keep searching, keep pressing on, and one day this transition will be over and life will be good!


2 thoughts on “Wanderer

  1. Hi Shelby: I think all artist are always wondering what the next move will be. We have to keep trying out things to see what works best for us. I would call that wandering through the wilderness of the art world. I enjoy your work very much and keep doing new things. Pat Voelz

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