I was very happy to finally have the opportunity to show this body of work in one space. Some individual pieces have shown in various local juried shows, but every artist knows that there is a substantial advantage to showing one's work as a grouping… almost comparative to reading a complete story, rather than pieces and parts taken out of context.
Soon after returning home, the weather took on an entirely different phase… big storms and a healthy drenching of water that saturated our area for a few hours, leaving the air crisp and nearly 30 degrees cooler. Wow, who knew we would have another cold front in mid April?! Someone posted a photo from north Texas with a few inches of snow on the ground and the caption read, "Welcome to Spring, y'all!" There have definitely been some interesting weather patterns coming at us, all part of the mega climate changes on our planet.
The weather gods smiled upon my delivery that morning. They patiently waited until I was safely home to let loose their impressive energy. The next day, I felt the fresh breeze penetrate my body as I walked across my yard wearing a heavy coat. I wanted to inspect my garden... to talk to the young plants and encourage them to reach for their fruitful potential. I had the urge to put on a scarf, but decided to cut short my visit, retreating back to the warmth inside my home. I actually turned on the heat, just to take the chill out. I know, I am a "cold weenie".
I so look forward to the opening reception, which will be Friday, April 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. By then, something tells me the air conditioners across the city will be fully engaged.