|My solo exhibition at the Abbey Mount Centre|
Everything is winding down and these six months are almost over for me here in Edinburgh. It seems unreal but at the same time when I look back at all I have experienced, tried, witnessed, created and learned it had to be over a period of six months.
The art is down from the gallery walls, the studio is cleaned up and the key is returned. I am doing last minute tourist things and trying to spend as much time with Stewart as I can before I leave on the 12th.
|My studio keys returned|
I am trying to take one day at a time and savor each one. I don't yet want to weed through my stuff and think about what I need to pack, leave, or ship back. I don't want to think about any of that. I see events coming up in Edinburgh that I will miss in the near future and it makes me sad. I have to figure out a way to come back here. Thinking and dreaming of this keeps me going.
I love it here. I love who I am here. I love what I can do and see here. I love how I am understood and supported here. I love how the wind feels on my face here and the colors in the shrubs and the sky. I love the women's voices as they talk on the bus. I love the "Hiya!" from the bartendress when I walk into the Tourmalet to get a drink. I love the stacked and layered buildings, the cobbles and knowing that the sea is near.
I love all my patrons and supporters for giving me this opportunity. I love them for supporting me for the past six months and for allowing me to have a better quality of life with less stress and more time to work on my art than I have had in years. I will never forget it.
I have nine more days here and I aim to make them long, slow and lovely.
With love and gratitude,