Seems like it's either
Feast or Famine.
I had Zero. None. Nada. No work and now, Happily I might add, I have so much to do that it's hard to complete each task, write up, class supply gathering, post, jewelry pieces, fabric pieces, art pieces in the time frame needed.
I just completed the write up and image gathering to be the February Featured Artist for St. Mary's County Arts Council. I have six pieces on the walls plus journals- altered covers -for sale in their gallery store.
I have worked on, and completed, multiple jewelry pieces to replace the previously sold pieces at Marie and Nash.
I worked on and completed 2 pieces for the February 2023 Invitational Art Show at North End Gallery, and hope to finish a small one for the Little Works of Love show as well.
I am also traveling back for a visit to Salem, and will be giving two colored pencil classes, and have been preparing for this as well.
All while being assistant caretaker to my grandchildren.
Good Stuff... but Exhausting.
An Artist never retires though.
And as an Artist, I am doing what I love....
It may SOUND like complaining... but I am not.
So..... I wrote this whole thing about being Positive, but allowing for some Negativity.
Wearing Rose Colored Glasses, but taking them off sometimes to see Reality.
And I talked about Creative Thinking, Outside the Box, Blue Sky Thinking.
But allowing for Reality.
Everything in Moderation.
Yin and Yang.
I wrote a bunch.... this is the synopsis.
Because the Reality of Life is that Sometimes Everything is NOT Perfect or Positive.
Sometimes you Accidentally Erase your Words, you did not click "save" while you were attending to other matters.
Sometimes you have to Start Over.
ACCEPT may need to be my new Word for the Year. Or at leas t a couple months....
SO much changed for me in 2022.
I have been having quite the struggle accepting these changes.
Basically my life turned upside down, I was kicked out of every single comfort zone I had built for myself and was/am wwwaaayyyyyyy outside my box.
This , hopefully, will end up being a good thing and force me to walk down new paths, look for new boxes, find other zones in which to find comfort.
So..... walking down the path marked "Acceptance"
Random Ramblings & Imagery by myself & others: poetry, quotations, art, photography- whatever I find interesting & inspiring-
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