It's that time of year: Exhibition jury deadlines start to overlap with results notifications and chaos ensues. Two big deadlines loom in the next 10 days (hence the need to get the pelican finished ASAP) and the swirling monkey mind of my brain has been keeping me up at night.
But yesterday a couple of lovely things happened that helped me sleep a little better.
The first was notification that Shower with a Friend continues to garner accolades and has been selected for the international exhibition "Art of the Animal Kingdom" at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont. The show opens June 5 and continues through August 2. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the opening, but I'm honored to be included.
The second was learning that the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will purchase four of my linocuts for their permanent collection. HRRMC has developed an outstanding collection of work in a wide variety of media and I applaud their commitment to local and regional artists, as well as their vision of art as an aid to healing.
There were other joys in the day, too. A great yoga class, coffee with a friend who's been away for several months, and even a couple other art purchases!
If this is the universe's idea of April Fools Day, I say "Let's hear it for fools!"