Like everyone else I wasn't prepared for the downs of Covid-19, but I also have been pleasantly surprised at the ups during this pandemic too. So enough of the downs of Covid-19. We all know them because we live them every day. I want to celebrate the little every day happy moments like watching the sunset with my husband, having groceries delivered from Von's during a 14 day self quarantine, not being sick, playing group family games via Zoom. Also there have been some personal successes that have been gratifying to me.
1. I was invited by my gallery in Miami, DAC Concepts to be part of an international virtual gallery exhibit that has just opened. The painting above called Koi Pond will be online for viewing until September 24th along with a group of excellent works by fellow artists. Just follow this link https://publish.exhibbit.com/gallery/388393677/atrium-gallery-15816/. You can also click on the painting which will take you directly to DAC Concepts virtual gallery An Overwhelming Experience.
2. I was approached by Sparks gallery in San Diego about participating in their annual "Mini's" exhibit and my little landscape sold!
3. Before my hand surgery 6 weeks ago I was able to make a start on 3 new paintings. Here is an in-progress image of the painting about Esther a queen from the Old Testament who saved her people because of her courage.
So you might be asking how can there be an upside to this crazy, limiting, anxiety producing time in our lives? Wearing masks, social distancing, self quarantining and being unable to do the things we enjoy are hard for sure. It's difficult for everyone, and more so for the isolated, alone, elderly or those with young children. I even had surgery on my right hand 6 weeks ago making painting impossible, at least for now. But I am fortunate because I love my house and my garden - and I love my husband! So the ups and downs of Covid-19 are only temporary. I'm sure all this will end...sometime soon I hope!
When not in my studio I like to spend time with family, go to nurseries, the beach and farmer's markets, eat really good food and dance in the kitchen. I believe in kindness.