Show at Burson Gallery, March 3, 2013
It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon in Hillsboro, Texas. I am managing Burson Gallery today, where I am part of a group show that will close this evening. I have posted a photo of six of my original watercolors hanging, along with a footlocker overflowing with limited edition prints.
I spent yesterday in the gallery as well. During some of the quiet afternoon hours, I gleaned the following while reading the Journals of Henry David Thoreau:
Have no mean hours, but be grateful for every hour, and accept what it brings. The reality will make any sincere record respectable. No day will have been wholly misspent, if one sincere, thoughtful page has been written. Let the daily tide leave some deposit on these pages, as it leaves sand and shells on the shore. So much increase of terra firma. This may be a calendar of the ebbs and flows of the soul; and on these sheets as a beach, the waves may cast up pearls and seaweed.
Hemingway was content if he composed at least one true sentence after a day spent, Thoreau expresses appreciation for a “thoughtful page.” I feel good if I have written at least a page or two in my journal, read a good section of worthy literature, or kicked out at least a watercolor sketch. Today I am going for the trifecta. I am beginning a watercolor sketch in the gallery, having carved out a small working space. I already have done the journaling and reading.
I hate it when my blog languishes for as long as it has recently. It took quite a while for my sickness to subside, and then I had to catch up on school work and gather my work for this gallery show. I did enjoy giving a watercolor workshop last Thursday evening for art teachers in the Arlington School District. We had plenty of fun, but alas, I forgot to take pictures of our activities, so I didn’t blog that event.
Thanks for reading. More to follow . . .