It’s my June shift at Art and Soul Gallery today. I’m again surrounded by the creative expressions of 30 painters as I listen to a melodic multi-cultural CD a new friend gave me recently. A lunchtime lull in patron traffic allows me to soak up the spaces between the places. I am graced with gratitude.
I’ve had lots of active places in my life as an Artist lately and have one more show to do next weekend. This last festival requires setting up a display tent with internal walls. A helpful neighbor fetched them from the garage rafters yesterday. Paintings, and sculptures are packed and stacked with display bins, pedestals, a table and tool bag.
More hearty volunteers will arrive Friday afternoon to help haul it al to the Briscoe School grounds in Ashland and help with assembly. By Saturday morning at 10 a.m., I will be dressed in my glad-rag attire, perched on my tall canvas chair in front of my display of creative efforts amongst thirty other tents and two music venue stages.
The weather, my smile and my heart will be warm. Will you be among the one thousand expected warm bodies enjoying the celebration?