I've been absent from this space. The travel home, the resettling, readjusting.
Beds to make, friends to reconnect with.
Seeds planted in the garden.
Weeds cut back.
And then there was the heatwave here in Western Canada. I grew up in Florida. I have lived in East Africa for almost 6 years. I have never felt heat like that. It was frightening. I am so worried about our changing climate.
But it feels so good to be home. I love so much about Kenya, but this little island makes my soul sing.
And through all the motion I have been painting, loving the confidence I am finding, trusting more, letting go more.
Instagram has been stealing so much of my time. It's a wonderful tool, so inspiring to see all the creative work out there, connect with fellow artists. It's a place to show and be seen, but sometimes it's important to step back, slow down, reconnect in a deeper way. So I am taking the month off from that platform to spend a little more time here.
I've got some exciting news to share. A beautiful little gallery space here on the island has been offered to me. There are paintings being framed right now and I cannot wait to see them shown. I feel incredibly grateful and hopeful for this next chapter.
I've also gone into my shop and put up different photographs so you can see how the work looks from a distance. For me, I think this is better for it shows the work more fully.
Thank you so much for following my story, being on this creative journey with me.