During this last week I decided I wanted to create a painting that was gentle and was so grateful for this image that my dear old friend Jacky sent. There is something absolutely magical about deer, they always seem so peace-filled and content. That's how I felt whenever I worked on her.
It's no surprise that deer symbolizes grace, beauty and gentleness. They remind us to take care of ourselves, especially during difficult times. And are also a reminder that there is strength in collaboration with others.
My opening at Bluerock Gallery on Saturday was fantastic. Often I wonder how I get to be so lucky, to receive the support I do, to know and meet such wonderful people. And I am especially grateful for my gracious hosts, Karen & Chris, along with the lovely ladies that assist them at the gallery. The exhibit is up until April 9 - I highly recommend a visit to the gallery, it's a beautiful space with a variety of 2 and 3-dimensional high quality work including pottery, glass, jewellery, fibre, books, carpets as well as paintings.
Last week I also worked on a project of leaves...a set of three in heavy watercolour paper and another in clay. Wish I had taken a photo of them. They are travelling to an artist who will attach them to a copper tree she's created which is to be placed in the new Slave Lake Public Library, the original burned down along with half the community in 2011. It's exciting to be able to contribute to such a worthy project and I always love collaboration...looking forward to seeing the final results.