Deep Breath

Work has been seriously intense and my mental and physical health has been in the gutter because of it. I am moving forward with all sorts of changes and real technology. I am an old dog trying to learn new tricks. I am intent on making it work but it is giving me a beat down lately.

David has been off the road all week and we are tag teaming life. I kept Char at the shop Friday night for a work slumber party while David worked on a new pedal board and some music technology. Packed out the guitar parts Saturday morning and headed down to the Zanesville Museum of Art for a traditional watercolor class. It seems ridiculous that I use watercolors all the time but I had no idea how to traditionally use watercolors.

The class was taught by an artist that lives in Granville, Ohio named Kay Kenyon. Such a deep breath. I learned at least ten things to take with me on my personal art highway. She was wonderful and so is Misty that is in charge of all the education at the museum. Learning and being with others of all skill levels interested in creating art fills me up. I long to find a group of artists to spend a few hours a week or even month with. I have high hopes about being in both the TAL group in Nashville and creating a small group here at the Harbor Community Center in Buckeye Lake. I am also interested in all Columbus has to offer and it’s Avant Garde spirit. It’s exciting to see a that a high school classmate, Sarah Gormley has opened up a gallery in the Short North. It seems impossible not to find a community if I open myself up to one.

Author: BunkoJess

Jessica Spires was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1973. Spires is predominantly a painter but also enjoys photography and sculpture. She considers it all practice. Owner of she is a serious business lady by day. When she isn't being a workaholic she spends her down time cooking, gardening, listening to live music and loving her family. Guitar and music symbols are often incorporated with nature themes in her whimsical, colorful folk paintings signed with her nickname: BunkoJess. Spires currently splits her time living and working in Millersport, OH and Nashville, TN.