The sun, the light, the clouds, the colors, the roasted acorn squash. Still warm enough to grill our dinner outside. I got to go on a beautiful desert bike ride today. I thought about the fact that November holds Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday. For me November is about gratitude. Do I struggle and feel pain ? Of course. There are some things in my life that make me very sad. But I do have a lot to be thankful for.
As I got home from my bike ride and the light and color was perfect I went to my studio to sign a painting and prepare it for shipping. I walked through my studio and my home and I was stopped at every corner with all of the paintings that hang, sit and lie in my home. How did this happen? How did I create this? Some no longer lie near me but they are scattered around the US. But how did this left brained, logical, scientific ish person do this? What started back then during a very difficult time has left a huge story. I love every single painting and they ALL speak. If they don't, I am not done. I have to share this!!!
I have to have a show! Not for the purposes of selling my art though that would be a bonus but to share it. My paintings blow my mind, soothe my soul, light my light, and ease my burdens. I honestly am humbled at this time of reflection to see what I have created. I need to show it. I am planning an open house at my home on December 2nd ( for those who are local) but I am not sure that i have the sufficient space to show it. It will definitely be a great start. This is my moment to manifest.
I SEE A POP UP GALLERY. For one or two nights. It will be a gathering of people, a sharing of light, snacks and cheers and art. It may not be this year, but it will be. It will be amazing. If you know of a great space that has great energy, great light. and you can get my foot in the door. ideally not too far away. speak your truth. I am ready to share my stuff!
I am not an artist who actively seeks to be in a gallery. I would if it felt good. But I do have a lot to share. I see a space with big walls. A sort of industrial commercial space. food, cheer. people, friends, support. A portion of proceeds to be donated .
And so to abundance and gratitude this November. For all that is.
And for all of this , I am very thankful.