Big things have happened recently.
It all started when I began working on an event location for the Through Infertility collection Open House. I was touring spaces and dreaming about having a space that I could better photograph my artwork. I was planning and thinking and working, and before I even realized I was setting up an appointment to see an available studio space.
I had already booked Jamberry (in Dunlap) for my event. So this really had nothing to do with THAT, yet, in a way it did.
I looked at the studio spaces available and I just knew it was time to take the leap. Time to have a studio space that would be offsite (not in our home), time to have more room to stretch and grow with my work, time to have a space that would lend itself to more creative bursts.
I've worked so hard on this space over the last few weeks. Hauling in supplies and furniture. It feels more and more like my own every time I step into this room.
A few days ago, was the First Friday event in Peoria... and I was able to open the doors to my studio for friends, family and the public to come and see. It is truly a dream come true. I can't wait to see what lies ahead.
People get sick of the rain really quickly round here... not me, I love it.
I breathe in the fresh rainy scents and bask in all the beauty that rainy days highlight. I splash in puddles and let the mist fall on my face. I listen to the gentle, steady rhythm. The grey skies force me to look down and around. Hello reflection in this sidewalk pool. Hello chirpy birds with bellies full of worms. Hello yellow petals dripping. Hello budding branches. Hello grass coming to live--- you are so vibrant and dashing.
With the proper tools(waterproof boots, a warm sweater, a towel to dry off, a hot mug of tea, eyes willing to see) a rainy day is simply a different sort of opportunity. Once to savor all the richness the earth has to offer.
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