Friday, September 5, 2014

Opening Reception Musings

I am excited about tonight's art opening, am happy with all the new work I've created and for my collaboration with poet, Jerry Tuckman. It's been quite a journey and I've learned so much along the way. If I was to pick a favorite piece (considering that changes on a daily basis), I would pick At the Core.

Autumn Alchemy is about change, the cycle of life represented in spirals, the wonders of nature, and abstract expressions honoring all the season brings. 

That's a line from my press release that meant one thing when I wrote it and something deeper now - an alchemy of its own.

This has been a challenging week as my friend, Yvonne, died on Sunday. I am feeling sad for everyone's loss because Yvonne was bigger than life, with a quick smile and sharp wit. I will miss her a lot. What came on the heals of that though, is really heart warming. Yesterday four good friends shared lunch, stories and emotions about the fifth person, now missing. The love for each other and our missing friend was palpable. I feel so blessed to have these ladies in my life.

Life changes in an instant. The cycles continue with or without us present to witness them. There is something that I can't fully articulate in all this, but I can paint what it means to me.