Wednesday, March 25, 2015
My daily Mantra!
I recently attended the 25th Anniversary
for Blue Skies Gallery,
in Hampton, Virginia.
I have fond memories of being a part owner and artist
in this collaborative art gallery over the years,
in fact, I truly can't believe I left there over 10 years ago!
I was thrilled to be invited and so happy to attend!
The crowd that gathered was impressive ... what a turn out they had!
I purchased this lovely clay sculpture (pictured above)
as a keepsake,
to always remind myself to
"Believe I can do anything"
Blue Skies Gallery believed in my artistic abilities,
and back then I was concentrating on
my hand weaving and I loved my work!
Now I stand here ... 10 years later
and barely find time to sit at my weaving loom,
I miss it!
I truly miss the time I spent working in the gallery,
the fellowship with other artists, the inspirations,
meeting patrons from all over
as they visited the gallery.
Those were good times, wonderful memories
and I grew in confidence,
in my artistic abilities.
Attending this gala last weekend,
forced me to think about the past ten years
since I left the gallery to pursue a full time position
at Gilbert Eyecare,
I had to give up a lot to work full time again,
Time is a precious gift for sure.
Now here I am ten years later . . .
now just working three days a week as an Optician,
caring for grand children two days a week,
and fitting in my artistic pursuits wherever I can!
My artwork has gone totally in another direction,
and I have learned so much along the way.
Yes, I believe in Me!
I believe there is time to pursue what interests us,
I believe in the Artistic Process and in Growth,
I believe I have a strong purpose in my life,
I believe my words matter,
I believe in God, love, truth, faith, family and all good things.
B ` E ` L ` I `E `V ` E
in your own dreams
in your life pursuits
You can do anything!