Last Legs. Art Journey

At last! These legs of my journey.

It’s been a long two weeks, for real.
People who know me, haven’t seen me. Close family members who once hugged me, have had to keep a distance. And in all this time…

I haven’t painted. Well, I did paint over a few paintings, in a moment of frantic fury, out of frustration where I didn’t have enough room on the canvas to express my creativity, the paintbrushes took flight & like a raisin in the sun, one of Langston Hughes’ “Dream Deferred”.

And yet, during this same period of gloom, the most fantabulous thing happened, I received an email inviting me to attend an art outing, with a group of artists who were planning to gather in Boston! Wait… what?
The email header read:

“Re: Art Openings Boston 1st friday Sept 2nd?”

You cannot possibly imagine my joy when I read that email. Or how elated I was to correspond with other artists’ regarding the order of art openings and the upcoming events. For me it was a unique chance to meet professional artists, not only after a never-ending pandemic but in spite of it, but it was also a chance to be with like-minded souls. People who create work to inspire others & I was there for it all! I was humbled & I was thrilled!

But then life happened & just like that I couldn’t attend. My once bright opportunity passed & that Friday, instead of heading out to meet artists, I was undergoing tests.

So right now, I don’t completely understand why I wasn’t able to attend the wonderful art openings on Sept. 2. but I’m reassured by that night’s success!

Today I will pick up my paint brushes & paint & tomorrow I’ll do everything else!

I will meet artists, I will paint & I will have art showings. Tomorrow💯

“Her Coming Home”

I hope you feel the same, because that’s precisely what tomorrows are for. The world needs to see your work & meet you.

Trust, everyone has hardships, but if we’re lucky, we get to have tomorrow too. So keep going, I’m waiting to meet you🙏🥰

#thelongjourney #Onward #artistssupportartists #bostonartists #bostonarts #dopeart

Published by DaNice D Marshall

Pronounced Duh-NYSE. Published writer. Roxbury native, residing in Boston, Massachusetts.

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