"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" Eleanor Roosevelt
My 17 year old daughter has a boyfriend.
I'm pretty okay with it.
He's a nice young man and she seems very happy. And I guess it's time, she's almost a grown woman after all, but she seems so young and he breaks her heart I will break him!
It's a bit of a stretch to compare my first born child to my paintings, but there is a similar bittersweet feeling I experience when one of my paintings finds a new home and I'm sure other artists experience the same feeling.
I sold a painting recently to a lovely couple, originally from Switzerland and somehow their story became intertwined with the story of my painting. I was happy for them that they had found the perfect painting and it made that painting just a little more special for me which ultimately made it just a little harder to part with. I know that painting has found a good home, it already has a special spot in their home and I know it will be looked after.
So paintings or daughters, I'm kind of ready to let you go but forgive if I get a little misty eyed as you walk out the door.
July 13th seems like a good day to begin Blogging. Never having blogged before I'm not sure of all the ins and outs but I'm sure like everything else things will become clearer the more I write.
We opened 2 months ago on Friday May 13th and we're loving every minute of it. The response has been amazing and at times I can hardly believe people are talking about something that I have created!
The Gallery is a personal dream of mine, inspired by an old run down movie theatre, that is now home to a magnificent restaurant, in my hometown of Cheltenham England. If you're ever in Cheltenham tell them I sent you!
If you've never been in an Art Gallery before then the Daffodil is the place to begin - affordable, appealing and passionate art by talented local artists we have something for everyone. Our motto is Art without Pretense - stop in and you'll see why.
That's it for today - Happy Wednesday!