Way last fall I started posting on Mondays in response to a suggestion by Kathy Drue over at her blog Lake Superior Spirit. Kathy encouraged/challenged a Monday morning blessing post every Monday until the end of 2013. I accepted the invitation and found that it was such a pleasant routine I have kept it up… for now anyway 🙂
So here we are on another Monday morning as I count my creative blessings over the past few days.
On Friday, Anita of Camassia Café and Astrid of Astrid’s Kitchen assisted me in choosing three paintings to hang in an ongoing group show at their shared but separate new venue in the Fernhill Centre on Mayne Island.
These two could easily have been my poster women for International Women’s Day celebrated on Saturday, March 8th. They have created a seamless collaborative business model for a venue that is quickly becoming integrated into the fabric of the Mayne Island community. Their warmth and enthusiasm is contagious! Currently the Cafe is open Friday – Sunday from 10 – 4 and if you haven’t been, then make it a date!
For so many of you that visit here on my blog but are far, far away from Mayne Island.
LONG BEACH VANCOUVER ISLAND JUNE 2013 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas (this painting is also being reviewed by Sandi White this Wednesday on the Art of Terrill Welch Facebook Page)
CHASING OCTOBER SUN BY THE SEA 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas plein air painting
And then there is STORM WATCHING 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas
All three of these paintings can be viewed in detail along with purchase information at my profile in the Artsy Home online gallery.
I was so pleased that Anita and Astrid were able to accommodate an early hanging of this work due to my pending travel plans at the beginning of April.
Also, just in case you are in need, there are 30 new greeting cards now available next door at the Farm Gate Store. The card rack is to the left just as you come inside the door. If you pass the wood stove and fresh coffee, you have gone to far.
Don’t worry, if you are in New York, or Toronto or even Dijon France these same cards are available in my Redbubble storefront. Hint if you order a good handful of greeting cards there starts to be some nice discounts. The quality of these cards are excellent. Often fans purchase these as affordable small prints to frame and hang on the wall.
These kinds of local collaborations and sharing are part of what makes our little island a magical and special place to be. But collaboration and shared inspiration is not limited to face-time. Yesterday I had a wonderful unexpected surprise. My work and process were used by Californian writer, Deborah Brasket, to demonstrate Deborah’s thoughts on art and mystery in her Living on the Edge of The Wild post “Art and the Mystery in the Midst of Things.” If you haven’t already been by due to my reblog of this post late yesterday, I encourage you to drop by and enjoy the read.
So there we have it! Another Monday morning filled with blessings of appreciation, connection, acknowledgement and sharing.
What connection or sharing would you like to notice on this fine Monday that promises spring in the northern hemisphere?
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11 thoughts on “Three paintings showing in a new venue and other blessings”
Terrill – I loved learning about the collaborative business modeled by Anita of Camassia Café and Astrid of Astrid’s Kitchen. My hat is off to their innovative spirit! And to know that your artwork graces the establishment is simply more hats tossed jubilantly in the air!
I’d seen your work on Deborah Brasket’s post and Tweeted it with glee after sharing with her that you’re my long-time friend!
You asked, “What connection or sharing would you like to notice on this fine Monday that promises spring in the northern hemisphere?”
The sun is flirting with the snow which means I may well connect with bright yellow daffodils in the very near future 🙂
Laurie it is spring here today as well. it happened yesterday about midday – the air became warm and the sun shone over the growing grass while bulbs popped open. Yes!
I haven’t been to Camassia Cafe or Astrid’s Kitchen, yet. But that is now my new goal. : )
A worthwhile goal Leanne. I think you will really enjoyed and a friend and patron of my work raved about the food we had on Saturday. Yum!
Counting our blessings! What a great way to start the week. I’m loving that first painting you show here, the Long Beach one. Those wave-etched ridges in the sand! I’ve always loved them and you capture that so beautifully as well. Also, many thanks for sharing my post here and on your FB page.
My pleasure Deborah! 🙂
Terrill, so glad to hear that these 3 beautiful works are going to get some true Face-Time, while patrons are taking care of the physical body with nice things to eat, these paintings can fill the eyes and nourish the soul.
What a pleasant thought Sandi 🙂 You would like the food here, just like it came from the garden into the kitchen and onto the plate.
Well, I’d say temperature for one Terrill. It is presently 62 degrees as I write this around 2:45 P.M. But this is the time of the year when one can never get too comfortable with any specific temperature, as drastic changes seem the norm. Certainly everyone does seem to be in a more upbeat mood, and hopefully the coming weeks will bring contentment. I know you will be looking at the European forecasts very soon. Anyway, more pictorial beauty with these exquisite tapestries! Have a great week my friend!
You to Sam. David and I are waiting at the ferry terminal in the spring sun on our way home. I saw you comment and thought – darn! I am not going to make it over to Wonders In the Dark again this week. We watched 56 up and I wanted to say something about it. Maybe in later week or for sure next week.
The fact that you come as much as you there is a testament to your good will and generosity. To say that you are busy would be an understatement.