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Keeping one's countenance when things don't go well.

by lynnehurdbryant , January 23, 2010—10:22 PM

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Last night was the gallery reception. Owing to what...the fact that it was after is was predicted to snow...whatever it was, almost no one showed up! I counted fewer than 10 people who were not gallery artists. That is the bad news.

The good news that the other artist who was welcomed is a nice gentleman with a gentle soul who took time to talk to me, explain his thinking, his work, his experiences, shop talk of a kind I have not had in years. Thank you Gary Gore for sharing your time, your thoughts and your incredible work.

I had the opportunity to meet several other artists. One in particular was especially nice and actually invited me to bring my work and show it in her house this spring when she has her home show. I volunteered to help her with preparation and she thought I was joking because it is a 3-hour drive to Loveland, SUCH a long drive, but in Wyoming terms, not really. Everything here is a drive!

Sometimes things go well, sometimes they don't. I would have a better attitude today if I had not bombed a painting earlier in the week. That was my primary issue and having a dead night for the reception added to my misery. Day job has not been going especially well and I find myself a little short of funding for things I wanted to do this month. Rather than continuing to moan over things that cannot be helped, I think it is time for an overhaul. I won't be painting this week, I'll be cleaning my house. Perhaps having things in good order will inspire me to pick up and manage my life more effectively. Or, the house will just be cleaner. Either way, I think I win.




  Lyndsey MacGavin

01/24/2010 * 21:39:18


I just wanted to let you know how much the way, you have handled this showing , has inspired me. You showed courage and confidence when you set out on this endeavor; but more importantly, to me, you have given me a classy example on how to get right back up when life pushes me down! Thank you and much luck to you.....You do such wonderful work!



  Sonya Conti ( homepage )

01/24/2010 * 13:17:57

Hey - that is what January is all about. January's Jury is what have come to call the first month of the year. It's a trial thing. Part of it is reassessing our needs. Pushing it to a verdict with what the year will hold. Cleaning house, perfect. You have accomplished and moved in the best possible direction. From the looks of your works Lady, I see no "bombs". If you consider them that---toss em my way; I'll make the drive from OHIO!

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