It's December! How did that happen? It's that time of year when we look back and see what has happened during the year. As in the previous year, there has been plenty of time spent staying home and only dining at outdoor venues. Zoom featured high on my schedule of being "social". The benefit is that I didn't have to buy an airfare to California to attend three vernissage events for three exhibitions that my work was in.
Online workshops have been fun thanks to entrepreneurial artists who have worked hard to offer their skill on zoom, meaning I never had to figure out how to pack my supplies and the logistics of how to get to far flung locations along with the cost of accommodation. Not to mention jet lag.
My solo installation exhibition at the Sivarulrasa Gallery in Almonte was wonderful although the opening "party" had to be on zoom still. But that worked out will as the main street in Almonte was under construction anyway, not fit for high heels. Last month the gallery's 8th Anniversary vernissage group exhibition was in-person with limited numbers AND sidewalks.
October gave us (the 7 Works Collective) a window of opportunity to go to Montreal for some major gallery hopping, awesome food and weather that was like summer. If all goes well we do that again in the spring.
Here's wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous end to 2022 with the hope that 2023 brings you abundant joy.
I am preoccupied by the intuitive journey that paint takes me on with its colour and texture when working with layers that can be revealed through scratching back, rubbing away or lifting, to bring back the history of the previous layers.