Writing 2019 just feels weird. This fall/early winter have been a bit of a whirlwind. I was juried into three consecutive shows through Maryland Federation of Art, and also chosen for their 50th Anniversary Book (for sale through the gallery). But I’ve not been at the easel as much as I’d like though, or as much as I’d planned in September when the kids went back to school.
Life gets in the way. Having four under fifteen and flying solo all week, every week, has really caught up with me. My fella (who I’m pretty nuts about) works in Boston (not close to Baltimore) and flies around the country all week (it’s been like this for over two years). That coupled with bouts of kid’s strep, asthma flare ups, respiratory infections, allergies, and not a whole lot of sleep, make for really sucky art.
This past weekend was the first time I’ve painted well in months. I started a piece that I hope to show at Melange in February/March. I’m excited about what’s been hiding in my head, just waiting to come alive on some primed cotton duck.
That nice work has everything to do with the fact that my fella may no longer be away so much and I’m pretty happy about it. I need my family to be together and can’t really concentrate when a major piece is missing.
So- thank you for your patience! I’m back at the easel and can’t wait to share what my head and hands put together!
That said- I wish a very Merry Christmas to my fellow Believers and Happy Holidays to everybody else! May God bless you in 2019 with health, faith, family, friends, and the simplicities of life that offer wonder in the midst of all the noise.