Directionally Challenged

I have an art show coming up in September and have been gathering info, images and ideas for it over the last few weeks so the press can go out, postcards can be made, etc.  At the very end of this process we discovered we hadn’t given the show a title.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how I can struggle just naming a single piece of my art.  Some pieces remain “untitled” for a really long time until inspiration strikes.  Now I was faced with titling a whole show?  Yikes!  I started brainstorming, just thinking of words that describe my work but that wasn’t helpful because I do so many different styles & media of work there just isn’t one word that covers it all.  Even combining two or three words wasn’t working.  I talked with the show coordinator on the phone and we bounced things around and she asked if perhaps I had a piece of work that could be used as a title.  None came to mind because most of them are simple, one word titles (due to my challenge at naming them, I’m sure).  As I was browsing through a folder of my art images this one popped up:

directionally challenged mixed media (c) 2008, Lynne Medsker
"directionally challenged" mixed media (c) 2008, Lynne Medsker

PERFECT!  Not only is it one of the pieces I had planned on displaying at the show it truly describes my creative tendencies!  SO…the show now has a title and it’s getting closer all the time.

“Directionally Challenged” will be on display from September 1st to September 22nd at Healing Arts Indy, in downtown Indianapolis. Healing Arts Indy offers a unique and luxurious massage environment with a cooperative of highly skilled massage therapists practicing a variety of bodywork modalities in a beautiful environment. They also have yoga classes, a licensed acupuncturist, fine arts exhibitions, book discussions, and other community oriented events to feed mind, body and spirit. Their address is 805 S. Meridian Street, for more info call 317-955-7811.  The opening reception will be on Friday, September 4th during the “First Friday” art tour in Indianapolis.  Please be sure and join me that evening!

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