First, too many thanks to send out to everyone who made yesterday’s talk at the West End Gallery such a fun event. That may well be one of the most enjoyable talks I’ve participated out of the many that I’ve done. What a wonderful and engaged group of folks! They were so welcoming and warm that it made me feel very comfortable and free to tell my little stories. I had a good time and I hope they did as well.
Thank you a hundred times over to those of you who took time on a warm August day to come sit for a bit with me. I was so honored by your presence and will feed off the memory of yesterday for a long time to come.
I have to add that after the talk ended I found myself completely exhausted–wiped out completely. More so than I remember from the aftermath of past talks. I think it’s a combination the built-up anxiety of having to talk in front of a group of people, the actual mental effort expended and the release from having it all go off in a very good way that left me sapped. But it was a satisfied exhaustion.
For today’s Sunday Morning music I thought I’d couple one of the paintings from the West End Gallery show with a song. My painting shown here is titled Blue Flame, a thin 2″ by 14″ on paper. The song I’ve chosen is titled Blue Fires from case/lang/veirs which is a one time grouping for this year of singers Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs. I’ve been a fan of k.d.lang for over 30 years now and am a huge fan of Neko Case so this was no-brainer for me. Just a lovely song that I think meshes well with the image here.
So, enjoy and have yourself a pleasant Sunday.