back in focus
The half a brain I left back in Catalonia has at last returned to me--after two weeks at home I finally feel completely back into normal life. Perhaps it is the definite change of seasons that has helped bring things here into focus. When I left for Spain it was summer here (just after Labor Day) and the day I came home from the airport, it was a bit of a shock to see that fall was on its way in, the trees radiant with the first autumn color. Now, the leaves have mostly fallen, yesterday our winter firewood was delivered and the garden is almost gone. The late summer beauty in the Pyrenees is likewise fading in my thoughts, though I still treasure every memory.
I've started framing a few of my works on paper from the residency, and I'm also finishing up some paintings on panel to show to a gallery in Madison next week. I'm looking to expand my gallery representation--in the current economy I recall the advice of an art biz expert I heard once long ago--"don't put all of your eggs in one basket (or three or four baskets)--you want lots of eggs in lots of baskets." Trite, but so true. Back to work!