What happening in Gallery Studio….
What has been happening in the Solitude Art Gallery Studio….
Hi everyone, just dropping a line to say hi and let you know what has been happening in the Solitude Art Gallery Studio…. absolutely NOTHING! Well not really true.
After completing my Archibald entry ‘HAT FITZ – BEARDED BLUES’ I knew I was finally running out of steam and needed a well earned break! So my beautiful partner and I decided to spend a week out at the beautiful Carnarvon Gorge reconnecting with nature. This area is an amazing part of the country, full of old energy and unbelievable scenery that was filled with plenty of wildlife experiences to!
When I returned I had four days to complete ‘THREE PARROT SWING’ for a new exhibition called ‘Celebration of the Female Form’. With over 100 artists entering it was always going to be a great show!
I left the artwork to the last minute deliberately in the hope our trip out west would do its magic and re-energised me. Even it meant four days of sleepless nights…The piece for me was a success, completed on time and amazing!
So absolutely NOTHING began and I decided to take the following three weeks off from creating. Just to STOP! Something I find very hard to do! If I am not doing this then I am usually doing that. Sometimes you need to take some time out to recharge the creative batteries and take it all in. Reflection can be a great tool in seeing what you have achieved.
It has been a long 12 months since the Gallery doors open, though the process has been a beautiful journey of exploration of what I really want to achieve from all of this. I have discovered being a one man band or maybe an octopus has put things into perspective. You can not always get what you want when you want it! As I am usually juggling five other tasks at the same time, that it is not possible.
So each little achievement in the Gallery has been very rewarding; I see it as I am creating the building blocks of something so much bigger! To do that, I needed a strong foundation. This year has been about exactly that, building a strong foundation. This has been tested day in day out of the strength and resilience of my creation and making it a success!
The second biggest lesson for me has been PATIENCE…My nemesis that sits on my shoulder and occasionally gives me a hard time. I have been learning the art of patience everyday and believing in my art practice, allowing the creation to flow. Clear from any blockages and expectations. I am also working on to accept what I have achieved that day and what I did not complete!
I would LIKE to thank all of the followers for the Gallery and the continued support, understanding and I hope have enjoy watching my DREAM unfold!
It has been a beautiful experience of growth, patience and strength in staying TRUE to my heart! Your Support has been very much appreciated!
As apart of our celebrations for our First Birthday, if you visit the Solitude Art Gallery, you will receive 10% off all the Gallery marked prices…
***This offer is valid until Sunday 27th 2014 & with no other offer…
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