Monday, February 2, 2015
20 of my paintings from the series China: Beyond the Wall are home at last from their January exhibition in Sandusky at the beautiful and historic Grace Episcopal Church gallery. One, Dragon, was purchased. It is a happy moment when one of my paintings finds a permanent home, but it is a little like saying goodbye to a friend, bittersweet. It is a lesson in humility and in priorities for me. I want my work to bring joy to others. However, when I am painting I grow too close to my "creation"--I should say "our" creation because certainly the Holy Spirit does most of the critical work. I am too possessive, perhaps. So I said goodbye to my Dragon and I wish it well on its journey. We need to create with a roar and then let the work live its own life, right? Anyway that's the way I see it, Through the Cottage Door!