09 April 2010

It's the small things that count . . .

Patterns
collage on watercolor paper
collograph remnant, rice papers, silk remnant


Whooeee! This morning I found a very small thing that made me very happy -- a little red dot beneath my collage in the 12th International Collage Exchange & Exhibit! To think that somewhere in the world, someone said Yes, I would like to own that work. Whoever they are, many heartfelt thanks to you from a struggling artist who undergoes serious self-doubts almost as frequently as there are full moons and high tides!

Oddly enough, I am home today because my car was doing a shuffle at red lights and stop signs. Coming home late last night from a board meeting, I wasn't quite sure I would make it. So today, up early and driving downhill with both feet, one on the gas, one on the brake, hoping it wouldn't die before I reached the garage. Then a walk home in the rain (a light one, thank goodness) without an umbrella.

But it was one of those spring mornings when the light rains are more like a mist, the birds are carousing and the tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinths and magnolias are in full bloom. The crabapples are beginning to bud forth, as well as the cherry trees.

First Light

When I got home, I went downstairs into my work area and started straightening the messes I left from last weekend, just puttering. The music was playing and incense was filling the space with a light scent of pine. Suddenly I had this sense of ease, of being "home" in this space, although it tends to be a bit dim at times. I felt that I would go back to some works I had set aside, I gessoed over others that weren't working and then decided to check my blog.

And there it was -- the little red dot. A sign perhaps? A gift certainly.

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth

8 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Ahhh, sales are great spirit lifters and encouraging signs! Congratulations on your sale.
I like this piece "Patterns" very subtle...nice shapes!

Don said...

Congrats! Here's to more red dots!

Poetic Artist said...

Congratulations. I like this piece.

La Dolce Vita said...

oh isn't it wonderful when people choose to reward us for something that we have created??!! it is such a great feeling... heres to many more red dots!!

Kelly M. said...

Yes, here's to red dots -- thanks for all your kind words!

rivergardenstudio said...

I am so glad to have found your blog... your art is intriguing and beautiful.
I will be back! And you are a gardener as well...
roxanne

Eva said...

Oh how wonderful! It seems that there are times when the "Force" is with us and all goes well. Love when that happens!

Kelly M. said...

Eva -- you're right, sometimes the Force is aligned and all is right with the world! Thanks for stopping by, too!

Welcome, Rivergardenstudio! Thanks for your lovely comment!