|Main Street Gallery in Como, MS|
It is the day before The Spring Show. Tomorrow night Como will be packed with cars lined on both sides of a split road. Though I have neglected to do any studies I will go ahead and say it is one of the most thriving rural towns we have in this state. At least part of the town's charm is it's artists and how they are supported there. The floor above will be filled with heels and boots and tennis shoes.
I don't know what it is like for an artist to stand there by their work and look into people's faces as they examine what was done. Art can be so personal. Does it feel like a judgement? What draws my eye may not draw yours and vice versa. Sure I would imagine everyone would be kind but you know how it is when you see something you love, like a piece of music you play over and over. You can't help but return to it.
I am nervous. Some of these artists I have never met, only admired their work. Part of me fears there won't be enough time to browse and listen and photograph and love what has been done. Sharon secretly told me what she is showing saying, You won't tell anyone. To which I replied, I just have a blog. I can't wait to see her pieces. Her descriptions made me smile. Just the thought of seeing Avatar, you know I love that dog. Not to mention I may get to meet Hughey Burchfield and Molly Hawkins and Grace Estes Henderson. I know both David Marsh and David Dickerson will be showing. There will be others, and my mind almost can't handle thinking about what is sure to be sensory overload.
Sound like fun to you? It's from 5pm till 9pm.
Tonight I will be working on another project and will try my best to be here tomorrow but I may require your patience. It is likely I will be late to this our meeting spot.
Today I am grateful for the potential of a day, a night, a weekend.