Saturday, January 7, 2012
Rambling on my mind
Thanks to everyone who popped in last week and read my year in review blog. I would give you all a gold star if I had some to magically give you. I really appreciate your time in reading all of that and your supportive and encouraging comments. I have the best readers, friends, patrons and supporters and I am grateful.
This past week I mostly suffered with a cold and then took it easy. I also prepared for my Transatlantic journey. This will be my final blog typed from my desk in the United States until May when I return. Next week I will be writing from Edinburgh, Scotland on Stewart's laptop whilst sitting on his green ikea sofa. Well, that is my plan of course, I actually might be sitting at his ikea table.
I am very excited about my upcoming journey and I will be documenting it here each week with photographs, small paintings, ramblings, writings, you name it. When I am inspired, that inspiration will be chronicled here each week. If it is getting too much to fit in just one post a week, I might break my own rules and post more often, but you can rest assured my blog readers are going to know what is moving me and inspiring my art and life while I am abroad.
Strangely, I don't think I have any expectations. I know it will be rainy and grey. I know it will be different and I know it is a city full of culture and art. I know I am going to be happy to see Stewart. I know I will paint small works on paper while I am there and that I will be having a showing of those works while I am there.
I am looking forward to not spending so much time on the computer. I am looking forward to walking every day to places that I have never been. I am looking forward to meeting people that I am only acquainted with on the Internet. Don't make me say some of my best friends are from the Internet.... Oh but they are, but they won't be for much longer! I am a part of a global network of artists and art lovers and I can't wait to meet them all. That idea is very exciting to me. There is so much I am looking forward to doing and seeing. I am also looking forward to just being.
I am very excited to be able to watch and be with Stewart as he works on his upcoming exhibition and I am more than thrilled that I will be there for his opening.
I am going to a place I have never been. I am stepping out of a comfort zone that in the past, made even thinking about this adventure impossible. I have to know that this will change me as a person and that in turn this will influence and inspire my future work. Thinking about this is almost too much for me. It fills me with hope and feels quite magical.
Thanks again for your support. I can't wait to share my adventures with you. Until next week!