Time is flying, the momentum is building, and I’m both excited and petrified – well, petrified might be a bit of a dramatization, but definitely scared or nervous!
So, next month I shall be having my first two exhibitions here in Cork. Yay! Very excited, and super grateful for all the support I’m getting in the organization of these. Little shout out to Rachel Marsden from the Great Creative Life, for her support along this journey; and my dearest mama for all her help in so many ways, and all my wonderful buddies for Being the wonderful supportive BEings that they are. =)
The two collections are selections from my painting journey over the past 7 years!! - I am totally baffled that it has been 7 years? Yet the canvases would beg to differ, so here we are, 7 years in, and really appreciating to be able to see the evolution of it. Even more exciting are the current pieces I’m working on, however, that will have to be for next year =)
The first exhibition is entitled Vibrational BEing, and shall be taking place in Cork city from the 7th of August until the 4th of September at the Web WorkHouse on Winthrop street. This collection contains more abstract works and portrays the interconnected, energetic nature of life. To summarize it.
While the second exhibition, entitled Soul Connection, shall be taking place from the 11th of August until the 4th of September, at the café at Stephen Pearce Pottery. This collection on the other hand is more focused on the human experience, the realization that we are both human and divine creatures; and that when we choose to access it, our potential is unlimited.
I grew up running around my dad's pottery, playing spies with my buddies, hiding amidst bales of hay and then sneaking off to interrogate the poor staff. Throwing clay around the place at pretend weddings. Insisting on being allowed to assist in the sales process and play with the till. So I’m truly grateful to be exhibiting here at my roots!
It’s quite empowering to know that I can share my art, for that is half of the process: sharing it with others so that they can gain insight, beauty, momentary immersion into the now, or whatever it is they have to take from it. Yet at the same time I’m quite scared that I’m going to end up falling flat on my face. Not quite literally, but more or less figuratively. Painting is my greatest passion, my favourite medium for sharing myself, and we all know how important I believe it is that we express and share ourselves with the world.
Yet this is truly from the heart, it’s me baring my heart and soul, exposing myself; and I’m slightly nervous.
Fears of failure, of rejection, of shame, inadequacy..
Yet, what’s the worst that could happen?
This is part of the process though, constantly putting ourselves out there, over and over, and over again. Not just me, but for all of us, in this journey of growing, expanding, and becoming the fullest expressions of ourselves. Sometimes things turn out as we hope, while other times they do not. It’s trying new things, it’s being brave, stepping outside our comfort zone, and it is through that, that we grow.