Do you remember the saying, ‘life happens while you are making plans’? Well, life has certainly been marching on this summer, passing by too quickly and blurring the plans I had made earlier in the year. So, the best thing I have found to do in order to keep myself in a happy place is to ‘roll with the flow’, another saying I’ve heard so many times.
Coming back to Kentucky from Florida this spring I had visions of new paintings dancing in my head. With lots of new digital photos on my camera card to use for reference, the hard part was going to be deciding what to paint first. But when our small engine repair shop became short handed, I took over running the front desk, answering the phone, writing up work orders and cleaning the toilets! It has mostly been an enjoyable endeavor. I’ve been able to see and visit with many old customers/friends that I haven’t seen in about 5 years, since we closed our garden center/greenhouse business. But by mid summer, a definite yearning inside was telling me that something was missing…..the time to stand at my easel with brushes full of wet paint, kind of like a chocolate addict needing a Hersey bar! Well, September is here and I have had time to sneak away to my studio, squeeze out paint on my palette and realize, I didn’t forget how to hold my brush! Wow, what a relief!
Photo includes a sampling of paintings hot off my easel. Now I have to get them framed and ready to show. This fall, I will be setting up at only two art fairs:
- Madison Chautauqua, Madison, IN on Sept 26 & 27. Booth 917 on Broadway
- KY Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair in Berea, KY on Oct 10 & 11 at Indian Fort.
Hope to see some of you there.