It’s all go…

My mind seems to have been all over the place lately.

I’ve been preparing for the Discover Original Art exhibition – more over at my website (click here for gallery details) – which starts  on Wednesday this week, 3rd June. 

I’m so pleased to have had this date to work towards, because although at times I felt as if things weren’t ever going to come together, knowing that I had to get there, eventually worked its way into my subconscious and turned things around.

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This last 12 months has seen the most amazing upheaval in my approach to making art. Twelve months ago, I had a stack of stitched canvasses sitting on a shelf, with no one except immediate family and you, my lovely blog readers, ever seeing any of them. Now, less than a year later, I’ve met and joined a local community of wonderful artists and begun to find my voice in the real, as well as the virtual world.

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In a very literal way, I’m beginning to feel as if various threads in my life are now coming together.

A year ago, I wouldn’t have dared think of myself as an artist. Now, well, it doesn’t feel too far-fetched.

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So having dates to work towards helps remind me that this is real, and at last there’s the freedom to make art without feeling guilty, which for me, is the most amazing gift imaginable.

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Keeping my head together though, with home, family and art to juggle, is helped enormously by the daily routine of walking the Delinquent Dog.

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Over the last week, everything seems to be growing at such a fantastic rate. The pictures in today’s post were taken this morning and last week – proof that however hard we try, nature just does it all so much better…

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Happy stitching…

 

 

6 thoughts on “It’s all go…

  1. Yay! Congratulations on your official transition to artist. I know what you mean about feeling guilty about taking the time to make art and I think we stitchy types might be a little more susceptible to that kind of guilt, since, you know, its needlework.

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’m afraid you’re right about attitudes to needlework – but art and crafts go together in other fields, dare we say more masculine fields – I think there’s hope for us!

    1. You’re right, thank you, I am feeling very happy. I suspect I’m quite a slow learner when it coms to some things, and finally accepting that one door has closed but another has opened has begun to help.

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