I have to say, these last two weeks have been an amazing ride as far as energy, emotions and keeping a family together are concerned. As in any roller coaster, I'm glad to get off and get my feet on the ground and make the dizziness stop. But I'll be ready to get back on pretty soon!
Collected Intuitions at Jenny Doh's Studio was a whirlwind. I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that packed out her studio space. The love and support of family and friends who came out to see all the artists was beyond affirming. To me, it was a wave, rising up and carrying 10 artists to a ledge we have never known before.
Here's the deal.
I know we, in general and as believers, are not supposed to care what people think of us. It's how God sees us that matters.
I'm beginning to realize, however, that He sends people to our lives to help us see ourselves as He sees us....loved, worthy, a mess but so loveable, insecure but happy to be with us...
..and when these people drive a long way to support me, or just come to a show because they love me, it's a mighty humbling experience.
And when they talk me off the ledge of insanity, and help me sit on the ledge that's a little sturdier,
I realize that the hands and feet of Jesus are here on earth.
The other realization I have had is that having spent quite a bit of time with other like minded artists baring my soul, being real, being accepted into a new group, hating your work, thinking in silence together, encouraging one another, and loving what you are doing with a burning passion is a pretty cool deal.
And having it all culminate in a glorious night full of song, people, and art? Icing on the cake.
To be continued...