I always feel like I am making introductions when I post a new painting and it's story on my blog. This new painting is a large 32 inch square. I named it Garden of Allowing because it is very much about the process of allowing things to happen instead of feeling like I need to control everything. This is so hard for me to accept in life. While I was making this painting, I had the urge to make more defined areas and really control the design and color, but as it progressed I realized that this was an opportunity for me to just let things happen and trust that it will all work out. I find that in my every day life this is so true, yet nearly impossible to practice on a regular basis. When I do let go and let in, things do get better. I think the same is true for this painting. If it never sells, I will be perfectly happy letting it live in my home because it will remind me to allow.
I am such a ding dong. I almost forgot to mention that I will be in Chicago this weekend for the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. Please come to see my new work. I have 11 new little tree paintings and six new abstracts, not counting the ten that I was showing off at Gateway Gallery two weeks ago.