The last two weeks have been a whirlwind.
My first opportunity to showcase my art pieces was at "Lit Up" ... an incredibly fun art show organized by my beautiful friend Robyn and her good friend Mile. It felt so good to be back in the world of art ... downtown Calgary (my favourite!!), Gerry Thomas Gallery, extra dirty martinis and a variety of other wonderfully creative individuals. The turnout was fabulous, non-stop waves of people all night. I could not ignore how much of that support came from my circle. Family and friends. Every time I turned around a smiling, familiar face was there to greet me. The night flew. Before we knew it we were being kicked out, ok "ushered out" ... kindly. Off we went to U and Me, downtown China Town for a martini-absorbing Chinese meal to get us through the rest of the night. Highly important as we anticipated the arrival of our most beloved hour of 7 am, as determined by little miss Savvy.
And then last weekend I spent three days showing at the Okotoks Christmas Festival. I entered the market late and because of this ended up with a booth outside ... late November ... gosh, it could have been COLD! I was prepared with scarves, socks, parkas, and blankets ... not necessary ... for November, it was absolutely gorgeous. And as if by fate my booth was located right next to the most comforting and yummy smelling booth ... Bone Broth ... made by hand. Yum. My amazing Mama joined me all three days. Can I take a moment to just talk about her? Maybe not a good idea - I just deleted an entire paragraph - I could dedicate a blog to her. If you knew her you'd know. She is just ...
I won the lottery when it comes to Mamas.
Anyways, the last two weeks have been me re-entering the world of art and expression. I have loved every minute of it. I will always dabble in design and my mind is open to other opportunities... but I can definitely say - putting pencil to paper, and putting my pieces on the wall in galleries and markets ... it feels like home.