It was a magical evening, with beautiful people fighting wind, rain and cold to attend the exhibition opening. The room was bright, warm and inviting. A respite from the weather and darkness outside.
"Trading Secrets" - mixed media on press (cabinet) wood. Inquiries. Available at the Olive Stack Gallery.
Over the river and through the woods. Past the cemetery and several farms. Out of town. My stalwart travel companions were on a mission to make a floral arrangement for Olive's exhibition. The freezing rain was sleeting into their faces, but with heads tucked down they forged ahead toward the floral shop. Which they passed miles back, but didn't know because...their heads were tucked down. But ultimately the flowers were gorgeous and their efforts were grand. Trina is the flower whisperer. Shhhh.
There were ooohs and aaahs and red dots, wine, chocolate brussels sprouts (for real!) and laughter. And art. Oh! The art!
What a joyous event for me, with friends across continents meeting for the first time. Friends I've missed (including one delightful girl who understands the fairies much better than I do) shared smiles and hugs and stories.. Connecting in Ireland is a real thing. People take the time to care, connect, listen and share.
The opening may be over and the wine glasses tucked away, but the show remains up and you're very welcome to stop by...the weather outside is frightful, but in here it's all delightful!