Today is an important milestone for me – three years ago today was the beginning of a different life. That was the day I went to run at the track and ended up at the Emergency room from having a seizure and diagnosis of a large brain tumour. I crossed a threshold that day into a journey of healing and accepting that my life would never return to what it was before. Thinking about that this morning, as I ran along the river, my feet crunching on fresh snow, I’m okay with where I am now - joy has returned to my life.
While this year has been different and difficult at times (and honestly, I'm so tired of Covid-19 related topics, I'm only going to acknowledge it in passing), it was also a year of regaining lost ground. I made a lot of art and I’m pleased about the direction that is heading. I had so many classes cancelled or postponed, but I also discovered I have a knack for teaching online. Reaching new audiences and experimenting with class formats on Zoom has been such a treat. While I wasn’t able to work the season at Heritage Park, it allowed me to connect with Alberta Printmakers at a whole new level.
All this being said, I am really looking forward to 2021 and hopefully a return to routine. I am delighted to announce that I will have a solo show at the end of January at the Leighton Centre Tower Gallery. Check this out for more information. I hope you are able to take it in once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted! Thank you to everyone who took the time to encourage me in my artistic journey this year - your words made a lot of this possible.