6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2015
"Meet Spring" was painted during Art Trek. Not only was the trek a great opportunity to chat with people who had come out to discover the artists' studios, but it was a chance to get a bit of work done. I painted this little piece and most of the last painting I showed you, "McPhee From Highway 264", during the Friday and Saturday event.
Quite frankly, after I painted it, it dawned on me that spring was almost over and it was time to think about painting the new season. In some ways I cannot believe it is now summer already. I hate to say it, but it means winter is that much closer. And it means my oldest is that much closer to graduating from Grade Eight. This coming school year feels monumental to me. Perhaps not as much as the Grade Twelve year will be, but still, he is growing up and I am not sure how to feel about it. When I started this blog almost six years ago he and his brother were little. They were so cute and so funny and sooo exhausting. I was frazzled and sleep deprived and looking for relief... and something to call mine; to define me as an individual, as a woman- something beyond a mother and a wife. Don't get me wrong, I am extremely proud to have these roles, but back then I felt swallowed up. I had lost a lot of who I was as a unique and creative person. I gave this blog to myself for a birthday present in August 2009 and it has motivated me to continue with my art practice over and over again.
Now my son is taller than me and the archive to this blog is just as long! I don't see either stopping anytime soon. Thank you so much for tuning in! I hope my future paintings continue to keep you interested.