it feels so vastly different to my last exhibition,
i feel pretty calm and here are a few reasons why this might be:
- it's not a solo exhibition so i don't feel that the spot light will be on me only and that
feels so much less pressured.
- this was a quick, impulsive decision, i had 3 weeks from the time i agreed to be part of it
until the delivery of the paintings. so i had no time to agonise over whether what i had done
was enough, it just had to happen, without the mind and the gremlins getting too involved.
- and lastly i had so much fun doing these 8 paintings, i kept rotating them, moving on
when something didn't work. the movement kept it fresh and interesting for me,
a bit like dance really, and all that really suits my "busy bee/bit of this bit of that/inquisitive
so all that said, tonight is the night and i'm looking forward to see my mad bunches up on the wall
i also have no idea what to expect... but i will keep reminding myself of Brené Brown's mantra:
"don't shrink, don't puff up, just stand your sacred ground."
and i might add: stay open.
see you on the other side...