I chose the one less traveled by...
I've been so busy with AirdrieFEST, the AIRdirondack Art Gala, and ARTember since returning from vacation along with trying to finish up a few paintings that need to be shipped that I've forgotten to remember all the goodness that has come of this creative life...like the things listed above. There have been so many amazing opportunities that have come my way from many different directions, but all related to this painting life:
- working with children both at the library and in schools
- painting with troubled youth who have such amazing creative spirit
- opportunities to write and publish about the beauty of art
- interviews in newspapers, magazines, radio and television
- contributing to incredible causes, such as Ronald McDonald House, High River Flood Relief, Women's Shelters, Food Banks, Calgary AIDS Foundation, libraries and many other non-profit organizations around the world
- partnerships with gallery directors whom I admire
- exhibiting internationally
- collaborations with numerous artists
- awards and nominations
- public art projects, both contributing and coordinating
- sharing the work of local and regional artists
- meeting so many incredible people
It seems I've only just begun this journey and I wonder where it will lead. I often think of Robert Frost's poem 'The Road Not Taken' and can't help remember the lines, 'two roads diverged in a wood and I, I chose the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference'' and hope that my journey has made a difference.
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