Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Mountains Shall Bring Peace to the People....

Just wrapped up my first one-man show yesterday at The Creative Alternative in Macon, GA.  Would like to thank Brooks Dantzler for hosting it and allowing me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people.  Love ya Mama D!!!!  I'm talking to someone too about another gallery show too.  I'll let you know the details on that as soon as I get it figured out. 

Been making a lot of changes to my life lately.  I left the drama of the old hometown and headed to the Northeast GA Mountains.  I wanted to find a place where I could be around creative people, people who appreciated art, and to find peace within myself.  So far, I have a good start at achieving all three.  If I could only slow down enough to enjoy it. 

This year has definitely had it's challenges.  Along with the hassle and expenses of moving, there hasn't been much cooperation from the weather.  Rain has made it much more difficult for artists like myself who make a living doing art shows.  Luckily, I have met several new customers since I relocated that have really helped to ease the burden.  God's been helping a whole lot too.  I've really been amazed at the prayers he's answered. 

As far as art goes, I'm just now getting back into the groove of it.  I feel a little bit of a shift in style coming, and have been really wanting to get away from some of the crazy stuff for a while and do more of my memory paintings.  I have a lot of those old family memories that I want to share before they are lost. 

As far as Me is going, I'm tired.  I'm ready to rest some and slow the pace down just a little bit.  I've done a lot of 2 show weekends lately.  I still feel like i'm spinning through life lost with little or no direction.  On a journey but running around in circles at the moment.  I have a feeling a lot of that is fixing to change though, excited to see how much.  Hopefully one day I'll remember to ask how to pronounce her last name.