Whether it is the cool rhythm of the sea we crave
and long to reach
or the crunch of fallen leaves
in the warm sun
being in the studio, with its basket of paints,
and waiting brushes,
takes a backseat for most of a luscious Canadian Thanksgiving on Mayne Island.
Well. almost. Today is the day that my new studio assistant will come by for his orientation. We will wander through the work place that I have cleaned and organized in his honour.
Then we will go through a typical work order to do the final work on a piece of work so that it is ready for purchase. You know, all those tasks like getting it into the online inventory, putting on the hanging hardware and if needed, painting the edges. By now I am sure you know how much I really do not enjoy painting the edges of my paintings, yes? I am so excited about finally getting this help in place as I am a wee bit behind as I keep painting new work without doing this final bit of administrative work.
I am most thankful for the sun, the sea, the autumn leaves, a clean studio, a studio assistant and the health and well-being of my large family. I am truly blessed on this fine and great annual day of thankfulness. All the best of a Canadian Thanksgiving and Monday blessings to you!
Can you tell us about a time when you stopped fighting yourself and hired work done that you could do but were not?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
For gallery and purchase information about Terrill’s photographs and paintings go to http://terrillwelchartist.com
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