"Saturday With Grace" - mixed media on reclaimed wood, 6" x 18". Ready for hanging.
Another whimsical girl in a series on reclaimed wood. Wondering if I will ever want to paint on canvas again?
So there is a lot going on in my days right now. But in lieu of kvetching too much about all that, I find myself focused on these bright and shining moments in the midst of the chaos. They are crystal clear and brilliant, bringing good energy and an inner smile as broad as the sky. Like finding a vegan bakery in the middle of a strip mall. Or discovering another nesting duck underneath my front window. Or the tiny Moorhen babies, really just fluffs of black feathers, peeking out over the tall grass in the back yard.
Last weekend, a new collector from Miami stopped by my house to pick up her commissioned piece. And in the short time she was here, she left me filled with a sense of wonder, goodness and overwhelming gratitude. And also the knowledge that there are collectors in south Florida who connect with my esthetic and the energy in my art at a deep level - the best gift an artist could ask for! I was moved to tears.
This piece is an homage to the gentle spirit of this lady, and the enormous gift she gave to me. I continue to be gobsmacked (my new favorite word) by the way a creative life gives and receives such heartfelt connection and joy!