Opposing Sides, 2008, Oil on Panel, 11x14
While I was in Vermont, the two year anniversary of this blog came and went. It's hard to believe that I have been doing this for two years and have found the time to write 477 posts! Long ones too! I have been so wrapped up in blogs that it seems like I have always been reading them and keeping my own. On the other hand, it also feels like just yesterday that I struggled to set this blog up.
And this whole thing has been amazing. I have "met" so many new and interesting people here, virtually and then often in real life and it has literally been a lifesaver. It has been such a great community for this outcast to belong to.
Much has happened in the last two years. My mother died. I have gotten new gallery representation and difficult decisions about leaving galleries have been made. There have been so many amazing exhibition opportunities for me, some of which were a result of this blog. We added chickens, bees and a new dog to our lives. We scraped enough money together to replace our porch, paint the exterior of our house, replace the shingles. But in many ways things are just the same. I spend my days balancing motherhood with a career that can be overwhelming and all-encompassing. There never seems to be enough time for everything.
But still I plug away, raising my kids, making art, and keeping up with my internet friends. So thanks everyone, for reading my words, looking at my work and for some reason, finding me even remotely interesting. Can't quite put into words how much I appreciate that.
Go ahead and check out my first post. The one where I decided to use my words anyway. Heh.