I’m happy to announce that I’m the featured artist for the month of June at the Charlotte Art League. The opening reception took place last Friday and included other works on display for the June show, “South End Street Culture.” The turnout was great! Here are some shots of the event including one with myself as the proud mama in front of my art.
So far this year I’ve met my goal of displaying artwork in at least one venue each month. I jokingly call this, “My Art’s On A Wall, Y’all” tour. My list of venues have included a local movie theater, my eye doctor’s office, a public branch library, a gallery, and the Charlotte Art League.
On another happy note, I sold my kite-flying piece, “Goodness and Mercy Shall Follow Me” at CAL’s May show. What an awesome blessing that was!
Slowly but surely I am gaining more self-confidence as I continue to seek new places to display my work. What do I have to lose? Better to try and face rejection than to not try at all.
Psalm 23:6 says “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” In light of these last six months, I couldn’t agree more. I’m still on the job hunt but God has been keeping me all this time. The lights are still on, mortgage is still being paid, and there’s food on my table. I’ve even been the recipient of random acts of kindness and even the standard kindness from friends and family. There are no words that can express my sincere gratitude.
While pondering over this psalm, I imagined that “goodness” and “mercy” were like kites flying overhead, following the person who held them by the strings. In this case, the person that I drew was a girl in a bathing suit running with the kites. I see that young girl in myself as the kites follow her, their tails leaving trails of color, painting the skies. She holds onto them, just as someone would hold on to their faith in tough times.
The work was created using watercolor crayon and pencil on watercolor paper. I steered away from being too technical and allowed myself to be little messy and less controlled with the blending. Is this how God approaches the skies when He paints the sunrises and sunsets? If so, you certainly don’t hear anyone complaining about it.