There was a high wind warning for Tuesday of this week. It arrived maybe not as forcefully as expected but sustained long enough to topple trees over in our saturated ground. The power was only out for about four hours. I thankfully, had managed to get the first draft of our issue completed by late Monday evening. Wednesday, I painted while listening to the U.S. election live coverage to confirm the President Elect and Vice President Elect. That didn’t get very far until things really went sideways and didn’t finish up until about 4:00 am the next morning. I don’t stay up that late. I kept painting and kept thinking how fragile our clarity, goodwill, generosity, kindness and integrity really are until supper time and called it a day. We must treasure these things and share them often and far. Differences of perspectives and views really do not benefit from chaos, fear and, in this case, even death. I wish our southern neighbours a smooth Presidential transition on January 20th. The world needs it not just the United States.
Someone wrote recently “Dear 2021, I would like to cancel my subscription. I sampled the seven day free trial and I am not satisfied. Thank you.”
Someone else said “2021 just told 2020 to hold its beer.”
And let’s just say, with COVID-19 numbers still climbing in many places around the world and a more contagious variant starting to spread, vaccinations will be feeling like they are taking forever.
So, with all this in mind, I have decided to hold off on a price increase on my work for a few more months until there is a better indication of where we are at. This is good news for our art collectors at least and a little good news goes a long ways these days. I am just going to keep painting. The other artists are also just going to keep painting. And, with a bit of luck, hopefully, some of you will find yourselves in need of a few more paintings in your homes and businesses or, equally as important, you share our online gallery with someone else who does. All we can really do is keep going and just wait and see. In the meantime, enjoy our online gallery and spending time with our landscape painting that are offered for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. I am still open by appointment for in-person visits. However, this option is only available for those on the island because the province is under essential travel orders for another month at least. Hang in there! Thanks for sharing this journey with us. It is likely going to be a bumpy ride but we will get through this.