I have been feeling poorly the past couple of days and apologize for not posting until today. Even with the 'under the weather thing' going on, I have to say I was rather happy to finally have the opportunity to place my art in Charlotte, NC at the lovely, Teresa Hernadez' shop, Pura Vida in the North Davidson Arts District yesterday.
Her shop is utterly beautiful and I was taken back by the feeling of entering a candy shop for the eyes.
I wish I had brought my Nikkon but my love kindly took a couple of hipstamatic shots, a little fuzzy but you can get a wee peek at the walls, I hope.
The work I sent over was from two different sets. One was "mountain dreams" which is a set based on our hopes to eventually live a self sustaining lifestyle in the mountains and the other set is, "barn in the burbs" which speaks to the 'now', where we are working with our local setting and farming in the burbs of Charlotte using our small knowledge of permaculture.
I think it is a wonderful opportunity to use art to express my thoughts on our farming experiences and new beginnings. It rung true to my heart when Teresa commented on not living under guilt but rather taking every small opportunity to make a difference in our world.
So a bike ride to work, a re-use of a bag, a tree planted, a new bee box, a DIY project re using something, a bucket of rain water saved....every little thing we do can add up to MUCH!
Which is exactly what I hope to portray in these pieces: the little things we do to work with nature to create our food forest.
Together thoughtful observation has aided us in various ways, like using our fruit trees in our garden beds as shade, their waste as mulch along with their lovely buds for the bees....
I could go on but I hope that my paintings will speak of these culmination of thoughts.
My work is rather happy to be housed at the moment at this lovely little spot in NODA.
If you get the chance to go take a peek, you will love it as I do, I'm sure.
Happy Thursday friends!