Where has this year gone? I hope to where your creative dreams fly and that next year will be a continuation of your achievements. How do you gauge your success? If you are still pursuing your dream, and managing to live it out, I call that winning. Not everything can go as we plan. To be dependable in the face of adversity is a real gift.
I heard many stories of real lives this week from the worst to the bearable. The saddest …a neighbour of a friend died in a house fire last Saturday that started while he cooked his dinner. The most trying… an artist friend has a current gallery exhibition in Melbourne, with very good sales, but has been told the gallery is now closing at the end of the year. Her last three exhibitions in three different galleries had the same outcome. All the galleries closed.
My own experiences this year have encompassed the whole gamut. Life is about getting on with the nitty gritty. With an exhibition to create in three months, over the heat of summer, with Christmas looming, I am exhilarated. The new studio, a year old next month, took its time arriving, but I knew it would happen one day. That day arrived with my builder son – in law and his offsider during the first week in December last year, and the studio was completed in time for a New Years Eve party.
This year’s events may not be quite as exciting but creating work in the new space is. Holding the odd workshop, especially as a new patio style carport arrives soon, will get even better in 2011. Here is a photo of the art studio..good things do come to those that work at achieving their dreams…