This morning I hung a few small pieces at our local Good Earth Cafe and then enjoyed my usual green tea latte while visiting with friends that I just happened to run into while I was there. I live in a small community of 45,000 people (it actually feels quite large to me as there were only 16,000 when we moved here 15 years ago) and I love the closeness of it. When we moved west from the prairies, we selected Airdrie as the place to raise our daughter (we only had one then) because of the parks and pathways, but we've remained because of the lovely people we met here. We have a strong arts community that I am grateful to be a part of, which is the reason I love being the Art Program Co-ordinator at our Public Library. On Monday we'll be changing the exhibit from Clara Howden's folk art pieces to a group exhibit of works based on our feelings of the watershed.
I also need to pack up my van for a demonstration which I will be involved in with the Wheatland Artists Association this evening. Demonstrations are a real pleasure for me, there really is no more preparation then when I'm creating a piece at home, other than packing my half French easel and canvas, but working in my studio in the basement can be a very solitary event. I enjoy getting feedback and hope that I can inspire someone else to follow their own heart to realize their dreams.
Honouring the Ancestors
Great Places Plan