Well this was a new and exciting adventure in my artist ways! Virginia from the Artwalk contacted me a few weeks before the August 5 event asking if I'd be interested in the space. I initially balked after just finishing Summerfair, closing my Powell show, preparing for Roots Fest and having a full summer of adventures and travel. I quickly stuffed that all away and decided why yes I should add this to my plate as well! Thankfully I did. In about a week and a half I did 10 original paintings 5 of them quite large. 5 bits (the metal that goes in a horses mouth on their bridle) I had 5 from my Powell show. And 5 new paintings a series that had been brewing; Rocinante. I'll write another blog on that later. I decided to take the original paintings I had done for my DBA signal box project as well. After submitting my images for the press release I was blown away to find my painting chosen for the Big Sky Journal, Visitors Guide, Lively Times, The Enjoy and I spotted it a few other places online in regards to the summer Artwalk event. Something I've been working so hard for these last few years, it might not seem like much to a lot of people but it's been a huge deal for me. The whole atmosphere downtown was very new and exciting, people milling about in and out. Getting to see so much of my work on the walls, solo was electric. I had wonderful feedback and truly enjoyed the night. Everyone at the DBA was so wonderful and having my work there for a month was worth the stress I put myself through to bust out that work! This has been a summer of chaotic completion and achievement. To get myself through it I kept says after August it will slow down, just Make it to September.... I have a feeling this is my new constant, I'm accepting that and working towards embracing it for the wild ride it is.