The older I get, the more I look like my sister but I wish I had her silver hair! Our father had it and so did his sister but somehow, this gene was not passed on to me. We are 2 years apart and she has been the best friend I've ever had over the years. I have looked up to her all my life and continue to be amazed at her good works. As a nurse, she has achieved the highest level of professionalism as a graduate of Duke, nurse practitioner, Dean of a nursing school and on the hospital board. She has spent her life helping others achieve health and wellness and now, she travels to third world countries saving babies and teaches other nurses how to save lives. Marilyn is my personal hero.
So I was so touched when she drove 3 hours from her home to come to my last exhibit at aBuzz Gallery last night. And I am also grateful for all my friends who came to give me a hug and wish me well in my next adventure. This is the community that gives me the courage to continue on my artistic mission.
I spent the day moving the tables and furniture into my new studio and as I looked at the empty space, I felt a sadness of loosing something but as I spent some time in my new studio (trying to arrange everything so I could find stuff) I felt the excitement of starting new path in my artistic life.
I'm sure I heard this phrase before (probably a Broadway song!) but for every ending there is a new beginning and that's how I'm feeling today!