Thursday, September 30, 2010

gratitude for a very busy month...where did the month go?

Tomorrow I will begin my third month in my space... I need to find a way to get my work a very public visible space to share the process of how one artist makes her work. Today I shared my heart and space with both the young and the older generations. When the afternoon slowed down a bit I gessoed my canvases in preparation for Saturday's demonstration. Yes I did prepare two canvases in hope that I can make my final decision on the actual composition...nothing like the last minute to push one forward and onward :O)!

"Starting something new
allows us to choose to reset
knowing that with each choice,
we learn,
and move forward."
This message was in my email mailbox today and seems so appropriate for each artist who is making a new step into uncharted territories. I have heard from the two artists coming in on Monday to begin with the gallery installation. I will attempt to photograph this process... some do not know how much preparation goes behind the scene in making an opening come into fruition.

I am going to get to bed a little earlier fatigue will weigh me down and I have pressure in my chest at the end of the day...I need to listen to my body to have a life in my body. Slow down you move too fast...and the weekend is almost here. Gratitude is a special affirmation and I am so thankful for the hard work and blessings bestowed onto me. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

p.s. Be sure to pepper your life with fresh love! and the garden's last peppers from the garden!


  1. Hope you have a lovely weekend Mary. I've had a miraculous recovery this week after being so sick. i put it down to being on holiday: resting and sleeping when I want to. :-)

  2. I hope you got a good night of rest! Don't worry about the last minute stuff - the last minute is often the most inspired minute!

  3. It has been a busy month. I just shook my head when you said you had been in the space that long. WHERE DID THE TIME GO? I'm looking out the window now at some of the trees turning color and some already bare of leaves. This is all happening too fast. :)Bea