Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Special Birthday, a Fabulous Festival and Other Assorted Odds and Ends...


So glad you stopped by.  I have been so very busy preparing for the Welsh Mythology and Legend Art Show, that I haven't had much time to spend on my blog.

The 2011 West Coast Eisteddfod: Welsh Festival of Arts is going to be a fantastic festival, taking place this coming weekend...September 23rd thru September 25.  It's being held at the Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, California.  For those of you who are local...stop by if you can.  I'll be there on Friday evening and all day Saturday.

My art piece entitled "Plentyn Newid" will be in the Mythology and Legend Art Show ~
(Please Note:  This piece is available in print form in my shop).

and I'll be hanging around enjoying the festival throughout the weekend.  I'm especially looking forward to meeting Mari Lwyd ~

Ohhh....and also, all of the art pieces that make-up the Mythology and Legend art show will be in this book, available for purchase at the festival and will later be available on Amazon  ~

Throughout the week, I've been busy preparing my piece for the show.  Finally found a frame I'm happy enough with but still haven't managed to get a good photo.  I'm sure you can get the idea, though ~

So much to keep me busy lately, and all the while, I seem to have a sick kitty.  He's certainly not himself lately and I'm afraid it's something serious.  I have an idea about what might be wrong, but I won't know for sure until after his vet appointment.  He's oldish...but not so old for a cat ~ 12-1/2 years old ~

And, alas...during this very busy weekend, there is a birthday as well.  (Which is why I won't be attending the festival on Sunday).  This guy is turning 22!!  ~

I am sometimes stunned and taken by surprise by life in general.  Festivals, birthdays, sickness....the sands of time.  It's almost as though I can literally feel the sand escaping my hands, pouring through my fingers and puddling up only to be blown away by a hot desert wind.

I try to concentrate on the here and now, holding tight to the good memories and being hopeful for the future.

So, as I am off for another busy day at the gallery, I am thankful for the opportunities that have come my way as an artist....but most of all, I am simply thankful.

Until Next Time
Gerushia's New World

P.S.  My friend Shell, was kind enough to give me a special make-over before the festival.  I'm so excited to show off my new look!

See You Soon:


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Marie said...

Kim, living on the doorstep to Wales we are well acquainted with the local Eisteddfod Festivals. There is a lovely one in Wrexham each year and of course we often go to Llangollen which is a town filled with local arts and crafts. I love your newest piece, but then, I love all your work. Not sure about that pic of you though . . . it's a bit scary and yet cute at the same time if that makes sense! xxoo