Diary of an Exhibition – Love Guides Me Forward and Up!

I took this photograph driving home over the Lang Wang from Edinburgh on Saturday, April !st.

 

April Fools Day!

 

Driving towards this angelic cloud was so amazing I had to stop … a watery formation, an energy shifting…

A moment to listen for the message from The Fool!

 

It is time for an energy shift for me  … time to let go …

Time to put down the paintbrushes, let the oil paints dry and do other aspects of the job of hanging an exhibition i.e. marketing!

 

I used to find marketing relatively easy, but with the advent of social media have found it increasingly difficult. Weird but true!

 

I have had to learn to overcome my shyness and fear of Facebook and put myself out there. Be prepared to make a fool of myself …

That is what this ongoing blog has been about …

Letting social media be part of the art process …

Widening the creativity …

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing. A revelation!

 

I haven’t written about art since art school, and I have loved the start of this new journey.

First writing my free creativity course – link at bottom of this page

and then keeping a diary of an exhibition …

 

So April – time to let a new energy guide me forward and up …

Spring up and out of the dark cold winter months …

The exhibition will be of wintery waves, grey and cold … dramatic and stormy …

 

The benefit of painting in freezing conditions is that the oil fumes have not effected my lungs! Thank god!

Now it is warming up, the fumes are becoming harder for me.

It would be foolish to continue …

Time to STOP …. let my bones warm up, my energy increase, my body spring up into spring and BREATHE!

 

I have worked hard over the winter …

I have enough paintings!

 

(Anyone who knows me will know that is a very difficult sentence for me to believe, as an artist never gets it done … an inner drive always pushing, pushing, pushing!)

 

Time to look forward to five days at the end of this month meeting real people in the real world at my exhibition.

 

When another person looks at my artwork, I see the painting differently …

 

I look through your eyes …

You teach me and I move forward ….

When you love a painting the painting transforms …

We become connected in a magical way …

It is a strange thing …

That is why I like hosting an exhibition in person, meeting people is a huge part of the process for me. The audience informs the work. I love the connection.

 

I paint with love and passion, I never know what the work will look like.

When you find something you love in the work it always amazes me.

Passion connects us.

 

Love Guides Me Forward and Up!

 

I give myself permission to stop … to let go!

Art – a state of trusting the process – no matter how weird!

 

I have started previewing some of the paintings for sale in the landscape and seascape section of this website. Click here

 

Love

Kirsten x

 

Hopefully see you at  the Dundas Gallery, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh

April 26 – 30th

10am  – 6pm

 

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