Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy in the New Year!

Red Cup by Patricia Alexandria

As Christmas passes and we get ready for the new year, we all start to think about our new year's resolutions and how we can have a fresh start and do something different next year.
A little more than a year ago, I decided that I was going to write a blog post everyday for 365 days. I was committing myself to it because I wanted to grow from that experience even though I knew it was going to take away, at the least, 365 hours out of that year.
Then, today, I went over to Denny's to get some lunch... As I waited for my food, I glanced up at the television set. It was an interview of a man who had committed himself to running a marathon everyday for a whole year. Besides making my commitment seem quite small compared to his, it made me think about how much more I can dedicate myself to...
So... as we think about what we'd like to dedicate ourselves to next year, try to think about something you love... anything you love... because doing anything you love will make you happy and that's what we all want to be... happy in the New Year!
And as I say that, I'd like to wish every single one of my readers a Happy New Year to come!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Check off "New Post on Blog"

The day before every opening, I have a list full of "things to do" and my brain does not seem to go to sleep when I do... Although, with every opening, I get better at finishing my tasks faster and am even more organized than the one before, but I still feel overwhelmed and tired by the end of the day. Sometimes, I even feel like giving up and going home... But, today, I met a woman who gave me the power to let all of my overwhelming feelings of stress go and, somehow, move me along for the day. Coincidently, we began chatting in the line at the Dollar King and as I told her I was running the gallery up the street, she began talking about how she had put our postcard of the show up on her refrigerator and that she was going to join us tomorrow night. She told me that she loved the portrait of the woman and that she was so excited to come by and buy a piece of art. That was enough to put a smile on my face and get going on checking off my list of "things to do" for the day. Thank you to whoever plans to show up tomorrow night! Your presence is what helps me move forward and put these things together. Now, I can check off "new post on blog"!!!
Happy Holidays!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Modest Fly Art's Holiday Small Works Show DECEMBER 16th 7-10PM!

Modest Fly Art Gallery is having a group show of over 20 artists! It will be a fun-filled event with more than 50 pieces of artwork, smaller than 12", to choose from. You can choose to admire it for a second, hate it, stare at it, or take it home with you, but no matter what you'd like to do at the event, the room will be filled with so much talent and love for art that it might make you feel like you've been hearing too much Christmas music. There will be snacks and wine, which always make people happy... So, stop by and check it out if you have nothing else to do on a Friday night. Thanks and hope you'll join us!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"If You Build It, It Will Come"

Furniture... it's something I haven't had the pleasure of taking for granted in my house... until now. I believe that a piece of furniture should not be bought unless absolutely loved! After living in our home for about 5 months without furniture, sitting on plastic chairs and eating on plastic tables, I don't think I'll take my couch for granted now. We don't usually think about all that it takes to fill up an empty house with furniture and make it look like a home, but it sure took us 5 months to even begin the whole process. Armen says that if everything was already done and ready for me, I wouldn't notice it there and I'd take it for granted... He says, "If you build it, it will come..." And, for now, we live by that motto as I witness each molding and cabinet door put in, one by one. As we try to build every part of our life together slowly, we live each day as it comes...