Not many know that I have suffered from a monkey called depression for the last 30 years...I'm only talking about it as I think there are more of us out there than we realize. Those of us who struggle everyday to put a smile on our faces and keep trying to ask, "..and how are you doing?" instead of dwelling on our own sadness. It sometimes becomes overwhelming and unbearable and I call it lovingly, "The Rabbit Hole".
Well, I'm happy to finally say that I am emerging from "The Rabbit Hole" and am ready to face life again and am ready to pick up my paintbrush again after a few months of not being able to do what I love.
This evening I received the great news that a painting I submitted has been selected to hang in our Colorado Senator's office, (Michael Bennet),in Washington D.C. for the next 2 years. It's just the medicine I needed!
Tomorrow morning I'm heading to the Pacific Northwest on a road trip to Portland Oregon to visit my daughter and her family and to deliver the detritus of a lifetime that she has left to reside in our home since she moved out 16 years ago! ...another cathartic moment I'm sure :)
I've packed my plein air "stuff" in hopes that I get inspired on the trip and will post as...and if...it happens. Wish me luck.