Artwork by Carol Buie
Every time I create a new piece of art, whether it is a commission, a piece for a show, or just something for myself, I learn something new about myself, the world around me, and my craft. Each experience further validates the path I have chosen for myself. The seeds of doubt that were sown in the peer pressures of my youth have slowly given way to the acceptance of the artist within me. When I am working on a piece, the rest of the world ceases to exist. I am again the carefree child at play in a riotous world of form and color. Art takes me to the present moment. And in that moment, I have found my way home – the way home to myself.