Sunday, July 27, 2008

Collecting My Thoughts

I just got back from a ride. It's a beautiful morning in Colorado, perfect for a bike ride. No wind, the coolness of the morning air keeps me from feeling over heated on the ride. Dan is my coach and so supportive of the progress I've made on the bike this summer. While I haven't built up to his level and that will take a while, I have made progress. Even better, I road yesterday morning too and felt up to a little longer ride this morning.

So, while I ride, it's a great time for me to collect my thoughts. Yesterday's event at Second Street was wonderful. Several of my friends stopped by and I had some delightful conversations with them and others that visited the gallery. I feel so blessed that I'm in my first gallery. And I'm looking forward to the day when I'll be represented by other galleries in other states.

One of my current goals is to find a gallery in Santa Fe that will represent my work. It's a goal that I hope to achieve in the next two years. I've done some web research and this week I found the santa fean magazine....with one of the articles "Why Glass Art is Hot". Words can't describe some of the beautiful glass works featured in this magazine, that are represented in the Santa Fe art community. My goal to be one of those artists is a worthy one and daunting at the same time. If we're honest with ourselves, we are our own worst critics and my goal/desire to become part of that Santa Fe art culture is a bit of a double edged sword for me. In order to become better at what you do, associate with those who are. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to start with a gallery like Second Street Art Market, because they are a class act and to be one of their artists is wonderful. Heather has found such great talent for her gallery, and to think I'm one of those artist, well wow is an understatement. And the talented artists I have the privilege to know and receive guidance from are always looking for ways to improve their work, as incredible as that may sound. Reading about the greats like Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams, you find they were not satisfied with their work! Unbelievable.

I feel I'm on the right path. And I feel like I am being guided on this path. One day at a time. Strive to be better, work to achieve excellence, never settle. Yep, I'm collecting my thoughts alright. Blessings to all.

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