26 May 2008

So It Begins...

I have all of my things at the gallery. At least everything I need to get by for a few months. When I told people I was going to live at the gallery they looked at me like I was joking, or insane. It's a fine line. It's not as bad as it seems. It was my choice, not that I had to do it, but I wanted to. It has everything an apartment has. Now it also has everything my studio had. It's perfect.

Anywho...This my 300th post. The start of our summer adventure.

It would be very easy to sink into a depression. Let my grief overwhelm me. Spend the next few months in misery. Well quite honestly that would make for a long ugly summer that I could do without.

I have an opportunity to paint for months undisturbed. I can focus all of my attention to my art and the gallery. I can face this adversity head on and grow. Become stronger.

Technology will allow me to talk with them and see them everyday. Southwest can allow me to be with them in a matter of hours.

In the blink of an eye this summer will be over. I will be in California. This will all be a distant memory. Move forward. One day, one week, one month.

I have more support than I could imagine. Family, friends, bloggers. Thank you all, it means a lot. Now if I could just fall asleep...

6 comments:

Penelope said...

I'm glad you're thinking positive, it's not forever and you'll soon all be together again.
We're here too, when you need somewhere to have a jolly good yell ;o)

Sizzle said...

As difficult as this transition is- I bet good will come out of it. Hang in there.

gonzales said...

Man, wish I could be there to help out. We would have a blast!(not sure how much would get done though)As you mentioned this will be a wonderful time for yourself to crank out a lot of work. Enough with getting teary eyed, there's work to be done!! :)
-Frank
p.s. plus you have to get rid of that gonzales work by the end of the season!

eclectic said...

Happy 300! Here's to 300 more, and 300 more after that, and 300 more after that. . .!

Tell ya what, you get lonely for chaos, and I'll trade you spots for a weekend or so. You can herd my kids, and I'll soak up the peace in your gallery. ;)

Iron Fist said...

I wish I could say we rolled out the nice weather for you now that you're back, but as you can see...it's still Oregon up here.

Cap said...

I'm delurking to say ... as a painter, you know that perspective is everything. If you can hang on to that positive attitude the time will go faster and you'll be back with your family. In the meantime, there's lots of painting to be done :)