Juvenile American Goldfinch
"Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning."
-Igor Stravinsky (1882- 1971) U.S. Composer
Its hard to believe that a month will have passed since we arrived in our new home Islesview in Rockport on the 19th of April. Hard to believe as well... that we officially open for business on May 19th for Up the Garden Path Studio Tour. We were too late to officially be included as a site/ destination... but three sites already exist in the village so we will most likely catch the traffic passing through.
Despite this disadvantage... we have had many visitors through the Gallery already while we were in the process of organizing for the weekend. Deb managed to draw first blood with the sale of a piece of her lovely jewellery and a box of our Rockport Images Series to a visitor from Japan. This morning a couple from Ottawa dropped in and purchased a largish River scene which I had painted previously entitled "Silence ... Is Indeed Golden." So we believe that the Universe is indicating a prosperous tenure here.
I have not been able to resume my painting... not due to the lack of inspiration... as my posted photos well indicate. It is rather related to the reality that I have had to assume a role of grounds-keeper/ gardener to reclaim the gardens and large grassed areas. It has been a good many years since I was into that business... and though it is indeed taxing... I find it very soothing and fulfilling as an activity... especially when I am being serenaded by a such a varied bird land chorus. This chorale offering indeed rapidly turns outdoor work into pleasure... as I'm sure my Blogger gardener Friends can well understand and appreciate. I am 10 lb. lighter to boot... so... win-win!!!
I will jump back into my painting for certain this weekend... hoping to complete the three commissions that piled up on my lap in the last week in Hillsdale. Despite the fact that I'd much rather be sinking my artistic teeth into the plethora of inspiring subjects amongst the Islands and everywhere in the village... I must continue to make perspiration my first goal... before new Rockport painting sorties can materialize... and they will... when inspiration and imagination can range freely! Be certain!
Good Painting to ALL!