Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


Taking Risks, On the Edge daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

On the Edge, © 2010 Jo Ann Sanborn
acrylic on board, 5"x7"

Some days life seems all about putting yourself at risk. We do this in our relationships when we reveal just a little more of ourselves than we're comfortable having someone see. We do this when we overeat unhealthy food, become exposed to toxic chemicals when we're working in the yard, or take a chance in the stock market.

As a painter, I have to take some risk every day in order to keep my work fresh, exciting, and new. I experiment with color, form, shape, learn from others and from self study, and hope that it pays off and I'll grow as an artist.

Sometimes risk is sticking your neck out. Founding and developing Marco Island's Artist Colony at the Esplanade was that kind of risk for me, yet it's paid off for the artists of Marco and for the City.

We're in the process of negotiating another year in our studio spaces. Please wish us well!


Bonnie Luria said...

JoAnn- to your bravura, I offer a great quote from an old friend:
" If you don't take a chance, chance takes YOU"!
So keep taking them and trust that your progress will propel you forward.
Congratulations on the completion of a year of having fulfilled a big goal.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

It's been fun and we've all grown from the experience. Can't wait to get going on another year. The quote is perfect, thanks!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

JoAnn, it's so good to hear from you and I look forward to visiting your wonderful Esplanade Studios again this winter. Also, I would love to work with Marco Art League to bring great artists/workshops there. You are on the right track there.
Wishing you all the best and thinking of you and your wonderful hubby.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Great idea, Mary. We could use some wonderful workshops! You've done some great stuff this summer and had some fun. Yes, I've been watching! We'll get together when you get here.

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