Wednesday, December 31, 2014

70. Year's End

The end of 2014 marks the conclusion of a difficult time in my life.  Someone I cared about very much passed away more than two years ago.  Since then, I have been a captive to the chaos and disarray of both my emotions and the physical reality of so many things that needed to be done. That has started to change the last several months and I think I can say that I am ready to move forward to a new chapter in my life.  This was a landmark year in many respects, not the least of which was the marriage of my oldest daughter and the college graduation of my oldest son.  There are great challenges ahead in 2015 and I feel ready to face them head-on.

Rocks of Color - Duff Park in Murrysville, PA
One of those challenges is the fact I am scheduled to have a one-man exhibition at the Gallery Space (at the Monroeville, PA public library) the month of February, 2016.  I plan to make the exhibition all about the new artwork I intend to create in 2015.  That means that I plan to take up my brush and paint every week of the year until I have an sizable inventory of art.  I will turn 60 that same month, so I may combine my opening with a little birthday cake.  I really feel inspired!

I will keep anyone reading this apprised of my progress as the year goes by.  I also will have a revised and updated website up and running in a few days, so be sure to check that out too.  Until then, have a Happy New Year and may your brush always be wet!!  - Bob Bickers