At the very end of 2014, I had the chance to spend all day in the studio working on a project with my friend, Cat Snapp. Over the course of a few months of sharing Dropbox files and e-mails back and forth, we developed the idea of writing, drawing, and sharing work that will someday become an editioned artist book. Two weeks ago, Cat and her husband Mike had the opportunity to come through Texas on a trip to see family and spend an extra day just on studio time for our book project.
My day with Cat was really invigorating and helped me see how time-focused one has to be in order to make successful work. When creating with a partner on drawings and goals, it was gratifying to have instant feedback on choices ranging from paper samples to what direction a drawing needed to go in order to make the cut. I found that the weaknesses I had were some of Cat's strengths, and in the wonderful symbiosis of teamwork on projects with other artists, I discovered more of my own voice and felt great being able to utilize it with a trusted friend. So much development happened in only one day that I can't wait to see what comes of our efforts when we get this book onto a press.
More to come as we keep going forward.