Happy Heart(Depot Gallery Show)
The last few months have been wildly stressful for me, but the growth has been beautiful and I'm thankful for that. Everything is a learning experience with the right attitude and I tend to be painfully positive. Putting on my Montana show for the Depot Gallery has taught me so much about myself, what I need to improve on and showing me that I'm doing alright. This show pushed me to create so much new work in an amount of time that should have been plenty... I'm learning time management skills...or at least aware I need them now. I've created new favorite pieces for myself and started to embrace black. It was something I've avoided, color was too important, everything needed to be bold and bright with no black. I've started a new body of work with black backgrounds and more muted colors, these are paintings of the prairie; cactus, antelope, yucca plants, small birds. I'm looking forward to the rest of my shows this summer and continuing to push myself and what I do. There was such a huge pressure on myself, by myself for this show and now that it's up I feel so light. The crew that put it together did such a beautiful job, reception turn out was great and I had some absolutely wonderful feedback. My husband has been a patient and kind rock during these hard times and I am forever thankful to have him with me through this journey!