Archive for July, 2014

July 9, 2014

Eggs and Baskets – All full and hatching at the same time…

There’s that old adage: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. A fitting metaphor for me, who seems still to be interested in painting eggs and nests and birds.

The challenge with having multiple baskets, however, is sometimes, to try to stretch the metaphor, there are eggs hatching in all of the baskets at the same time.

This week in my Kits House Celebration Planner role we’re planning outreach events for Khatsahlano and the weekly Westside Community Food Market on Thursdays and also putting together a grant application for arts-based community development. We meet tonight to decide priorities.

Last night several of us Artists in Our Midst had planned to get together to share our work and set up a group show at MLA David Eby’s community office.  That was before I realized what the rest of my week was going to look like. But it was delightful. Congenial colleagues – the best kind.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have new bathroom and kitchen floors being installed – even as we speak. I always have way too much going on for a 550′ square foot apartment so you might be able to imagine what removing everything from kitchen and bathroom might look like. Yikes!

And did I mention I have a new art show opening at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam on Thursday evening? The staff have been fabulous, but it’s meant delivering art yesterday and going out to work with the other artist, Kevin Godsoe, and staff to hang the show.  It looks great.

I usually like having lots of baskets and lots of eggs in various stages of development, but right now it does feel a bit much.


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