I am an artist and I’ve been thinking…
Women. They’re everywhere I turn. The woman who literally runs my office? Well, I couldn’t live without her and don’t plan on trying anytime soon. She might be from Jersey and sometimes I’m afraid of her, but I know that thanks to her I’ll always shine.
And I know for a fact that the woman who manages my gallery does a far better job than I ever could. She must literally have the patience of a saint in addition to mad skills as an artist. Sometimes I just want to listen to her and watch, and learn.
My two daughters that I don’t see often enough are always in my thoughts and heart even if they’re not in my direct line of sight. Of course they always manage to be in my wallet somehow, but that’s the gift that just keeps on giving and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I hope I remember to show the appreciation for these women in my life often but sometimes human nature makes it easy to take the most wonderful things for granted, you know? When we’re comfortable, we rarely stop to think, “gee, this pillow is sure soft and clean.” We just fall asleep. So how timely that a good friend and talented woodworker sent me a video about women to wake me up. It is a fantastic way to start celebrating March, Women’s History Month after all.
This month I hope you will take the advice of my thoughtful friend and appreciate the contribution of women in your life. Enjoy the beauty, the softness, the unfathomable resolve and unpredictable mood swings these creatures employ to provide the very balance of our lives. Whether in the creation of art or our children, we simply cannot live without women.
Upcoming Atlanta Art Events
March 9-11, 2012
2012 American Craft Council Atlanta Show
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria
Expect up to 225 crafters at this 23rd annual event
March 6, 2012
Oakhurst Community Garden
7 – 9 p.m. (Admission is $25)
435 Oakview Rd., Decatur
Painting recycled bottles with Molly Krava of rockwaterglass.com to see how to make hanging glass bottle art using provided flattened bottles and special paint.
Stone Mountain Village Bluegrassroots Music & Arts Festival
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Main Street
This one day festival includes southern Bluegrass musicians on stage, street jams, Contra dancing as well as an arts & crafts show for up to 150 self-taught artists and artisans.