This, That, and the Other

Feelings of peace and serenity….

There are only a few places in my lifetime that have had an emotional affect on me when I walked over the threshold. The first, and most important to me, was my grandmother’s house. When I would walk inside her home a total feeling of peace and serenity enveloped me. As a child I only knew I became relaxed and happy. But, as an adult, I’ve come to recognize the amazement of that tiny piece of heaven on earth for me, and the gratitude I have for Mama and the energy field that surrounded her.

Now I have found another such place…not as intense as the experience I felt with my grandmother, but the same type of energy. When I walk inside Gallery 107 that sense of peace, tranquility, and creativity is palpable.

Downtown in Seaford, Delaware

Nanticoke River Arts Council was “founded by a small group of artist & art enthusiasts with a strong desire to share their love for the Arts”.

I am honored to have a spot inside Gallery 107 to display some of my jewelry.

Gallery 107 – link to their facebook page

Nanticoke River Arts Council – link to their website page

This, That, and the Other

Nanticoke River Art Council…

A few weeks ago, pretty much out of the blue, I sent off an application to join my local art league. Then I got a phone call from a member of the board telling me all about their gallery and activities and classes…and then asked if I wanted to display (and sell) my jewelry in their gallery. Of course! But, then I was told I had to bring in some pieces to be reviewed by the board to see if it was suitable for their gallery.

IT IS! I got an email today letting me know it was approved.

I live in a small town, and so this is a small art gallery, but it is a big step for me. I love designing and creating jewelry, but putting my work out there to be “judged” by people is a whole different ball game. And I’m not just talking about the art league, it is the same when I go to craft fairs…my work is being “judged”. I saw a wonderful meme on facebook recently which I will share with you.

This reminded me of one of my favorite sayings, “what you think about me is none of my business”. Though I do still work on my people-pleasing tendencies, but growing older along with a little wisdom has helped me just be me and spread all the peace and love around that I can.

So, I just design jewelry that I love and so far the people who also love my jewelry have found it. I am grateful.