The studio is a shambles.
A festival last weekend; another coming this weekend (Artfest in Pembroke Pines). Piles of stuff to walk over just to get to my work table. Pongo is not happy with the state of things, which reduces his lounging space in the room.
I am painting, yes, but have nothing to show. Soon, soon.
This mini gallery includes works from Patti Bryan, Dotty Seiter, Carol Edan, Caroline C Brown, Susan Schanerman and more. Each of these artists has touched my life in some wonderful way (and they happen to have small works or notecards to collect).
It is vital to surround ourselves with uplifting views. Whether it is the art on our walls, the flowers in a vase or the views out of our windows. Our eyes crave visual candy.
He reminds us that "windows go both ways, letting things in and out, and letting us see and be seen." Oh! Letting things in and out, letting us see, yes and ok. But letting us be seen...that's where we cringe and cower and close the blinds. Even posting this little window into my studio makes me squirm just a bit. Like the blog itself, a little truth window into my life.
So why do it? Nepo again: "...hard as it is at times, love your window open, and become the opening itself until your walls come down. When the walls come down, the opening is everywhere." Here's to becoming the opening.