Yesterday, I went over to Waterbury Center to hang my solo art exhibition: What Remains.
34 pieces: assemblages of various sizes, mixed media collage, and altered books. Almost all of them new work.
I have put together other art exhibitions and been involved in group shows, but this endeavor is my 1st solo show. I feel like I am growing up as an artist. Perhaps it's a coming into my own.
I have to admit that it's a bit scary to put yourself out there and exhilarating as well.
I've been working hard at getting the word out about the show. Writing press releases, making postcards, tweeting, and talking it up on Facebook. Now, with it only three days away, I have no idea of what to expect. I don't know how many people will make the trek to Waterbury Center to celebrate achievement with me on Saturday.
I'm headed back there tomorrow night, after work, to move things around a little and start tagging everything. I've still have a ton of stuff to do, but feel so very accomplished at this point. And so very thankful for all the people who have supported me and cheered me on. This is something that I have pushed myself to do, but could not have gotten here without all of you.
So, in this quite moment, before settling off to slumber I thank you for that. And, reflect on what it is all about.
The one thing I know, the one thing my art is reflective of, is the reality that "this moment" is fleeting. That no matter how hard I try to hold on to it, Sunday will be here sooner than I know. So, to live each moment, with fullness without regrets is all I can do. Embrace the now, for tomorrow will be only memories..... but great memories that I will have for a lifetime.