In recent years, I have not asked myself to be “out there” on the stage of public life as much as in the past few months.
There are oil painting classes to teach in person and online each week.
There are new art shows to curate and hang in the gallery every few weeks.
There are new paintings to paint, edges to finish, hanging wire to add and get into the inventory to be released.
There are paintings that sell and must be packaged and funds deposited using new technology. Here are two recent works off to new homes….
I can now do “SQUARE” with a whole new meaning.
In between there are the usual life necessities and yet we still find time for a long lunch after buying art supplies in nearby Sidney.
And there are still the daily walks, though often later in the day.
Walks with the trees and the sea of course.
Always the Trees…
Then it is back to the gallery the next morning again, refreshed, grounded and ready for another day.
What feels complete in your life at the moment?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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7 thoughts on “Feeling The Joy of Complete”
Beautiful and magical!
I am not sure if anything feels complete, to me, I am always finding something new of interest, evolving with my work and business, combining and entwining technology with heart and soul.
I love the image of combining and intertwining Jeff! This definitely fits as an expression of action in my own life this past six months. Good to hear!
Terrill — I love it when you take your readers on a virtual tour and give us glimpses of your life. I resonate most with, “Always the trees…”
To answer your question, “What feels complete in your life at the moment?” I’m in the final stages of signing off on the covers (front and back) for the next book. YES!
Congratulations Laurie! This must mean you are very close to a release date for this latest book, yes?
Terrill — The release date is July 10. Thankfully, we’re well ahead of schedule. Woohoo!
I am so happy for you. Your life does sound “complete.” I remember when I first started reading your blogs how your home was so full of your wonderful art, ready to hang, and now you have that place, that outlet for your talent in a beautiful gallery. How exciting and gratifying that must be.
As for me, most days I feel “complete’ within myself, so grateful for all the evidence of good in my life and my opportunities to express my creativity in writing and painting and playing my piano, and playing with my grandchildren.. But much still feels like a work in progress, not completion, but an unfolding, a constant unfolding of good in my life, even amidst of the struggles and uncertainties that are part of daily living. So many things are in progress, and it’s exciting to see how it will unfold.
I still have a home and studio filled with paintings Deborah but it is much easier to share them in person from the “downtown” village. Your comments make me think of a full and rich life. Your description has me smiling and thinking I should wander over to your blog for a good read of recent posts. So lovely to have stayed connected!