Mountview Virginia Creeper Alleyway Series
Wow, this was an extraordinary and remarkable weekend for me. It started with a First Friday event for Erika and my One a Day show, Deja View. The attendance was good- we had a few first timers out and about and that is very encouraging.
Saturday was a wonderful day in the gallery with many people dropping by to share the ART experience with us at the Gallery IS. I started work on my newest pieces and the procrastination spell was broken....
But that is not all- I met a remarkable human being that day. She was new to the Gallery, first time in, and she found a piece of my art that resonated with her. The painting above is the one that she chose. I delivered to her home and it was a perfect fit for her and her home. The size and color choices in the piece worked so well, she was so very happy to have my art in her home and she could hardly wait to share it with all her friends...Here is the amazing part...the customer I am referring to is completely blind. She has been blind for half of her life and does have a memory of colour so I showed her the painting with her hand and explained to her what I felt the painting was about. She was so intuitive...she understood what I had to say with her minds eye.
I was amazed. I will never forget this remarkable woman and her connection with art.
I am honored to have my art live with her and share her journey, even in this small way.
Later that day I went to a concert/musical theatre of a friend's girl. Again, what talent and commitment we have here in Red Deer. They sang, danced and acted their little hearts out and gave so much to their audience. They should all be very proud- I know that I am. We then spent time together and reviewed the nuances of the performance. It was a day and night to remember for many of us.
Sunday was to be my day of rest- but a forgotten commitment was remembered at the last minute. I was to judge a tattoo contest at Harley Davidson. This would be my second time at this and it is always an adventure. You are never sure what body part is to be exposed and what the tattoo will be or who will be bringing it up to show you. There was one dicey momment when a contestant whipped off his pant and then, began to adjust the underwear, I quickly averted my eyes to make sure I did not see more than was required to judge the art.....
The artwork was very interesting but what got me were the stories behind the choices of the tattoo, most were very touching memories to lost love ones or a tribute to loved ones. A few were wild in composition and colour that properly matched the body of the owner. Others were odd and misfitted but in the whole they were all art.
I told you that it was an amazing weekend.
It is now 4pm on Sunday and I am hoping for a relaxing time but you never know what is next..
I hope to paint and I will post the completed artwork Monday.