I worked at least 40 hours in three days at my day job in order to come to Nashville and spend a few days here with my husband before he goes back out and travels with the circus playing pedal steel.
Making art here in our little apartment and sharing a small space with my favorite guys fills me up. Working on some pieces to show at the Green Hills Nashville Library. I am seeing life in squares lately.
Spent some of our family Sunday hours with one of my oldest friends at her event space, Bleu & Fig, in Columbus, Ohio. Just us enjoying her beautifully prepared brunch. Indulging, laughing and painting. The sun poured into her showcase windows full of plants. I sketched us out a quick sun and moon to paint. Charlie opted for a bird. Shop keepers are always exhausted. Shop keepers are always working. For a few hours we just relaxed.
You can’t make old friends but you can make time for them. Good life happens when we decide to be present.
A long time ago I signed up to have a table at the Welcome Center in Zanesville, OH at the Holiday ArtFest sponsored by ArtCoz. Last week as it neared I was sure I was blowing it off. Shows like this and audiences make me extremely uncomfortable. I decided discomfort would be good for me. I went through with tagging all of my art for sale and going to the show. Then I went live on Facebook while there. I am a goofball but I made it through it and I had a wonderful day. Moving forward I am going to just get weird and do things I think about doing. Disregard how I look while doing it. Not care so much if someone doesn’t like what I present. What am I waiting on?
Tennessee Art League open house at the George Khoury Gallery, Crestmoor Road in Green Hills. Checking out this marvelous space for possible use by TAL as open studio space, for workshops and pop-up gallery exhibits.