So, here in the US yesterday was "Thanksgiving". I had planned on not celebrating it this year, not because of any anti-thanksgiving rehtoric but because I've been having an unbelivable period of creativity...but, a friend said she'd feel really bummed out if she had no where to go and so I agreed to host a small gathering at my place... which ended up being wonderful. Fun and interesting new friends, delicious food and wine and mellow tunes.
One guest was another local artist who brought his portfolio to share. He's done some incredible photorealistic work, and is having an opening at the Gallery of the North for our big December First Friday. It's odd not having an upcoming opening of my own but painting without that pressure is so nice. I love it! I look at all my new paintings (I'll post some photos soon) and I worry a little about not having a venue to sell them...but I can deal with that later.
Oh, and my family called, yeah! Anyway, I feel a lot more positive about where I'm at. It's still raining but if it was snowing or warm and sunny, I'd probably be outside playing rather than being holed up in the studio. I get 4 days of sleeping on the couch, eating left overs, and painting. And when it comes right down to it, there's nothing I'd rather be doing.
I'd also like to say thanks to all of you who pop in and read this blog from time to time. All of your encouragement and feedback over the past years has been invaluable to me. Seriously, there are times when I feel like a talentless hack and then I'll read a comment here that turns it all around. I consider you all dear friends...so, thanks from the bottom of my alizarin crimson heart.