Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Abundance At The Bounty
Sunday, Oct. 3, was an absolutely beautiful day, cool temps, severe clear, and brilliant sunshine. The turnout for my opening in Washington was great. The biggest surprise for me was that almost every person (well at least 3/4) of the 40 or so attending was someone special to me (friend/student/family). The "Abundance" experienced was not what you might expect at an art opening, not crowds of buyers from the local area, but a crowd of those who love and support me. I am so grateful to each of you who came to make it a special day. I know it was a long drive for many of you.
For those of us in the arts we are often judged as successful (or not) by the crowds we draw or the sales we make. But the truth is, what is really important is the joy we get from the process of creating and the love we get from our relationships. This was the message I got from Sunday.....I am blessed with the greatest of Abundance! A special thank you to each of you who came.
And thank you to Larry Pogue (a wonderful artist himself) who organized the event, helped me hang and missed the Rams game to be there. Thank you, too, to the staff at American Bounty who served wonderful food and drinks and then set up a special table for 16 of us to share dinner together after the event.
It was an absolutely wonderful day!