Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Acrylics, collage and mixed-media on canvas

On the eve of my first exhibition opening these are the thoughts floating in my head:

There were days, not so long ago, when my heart ached with longing to be a painter,
and when painting scared the bejeezuz out of me.

There was a time, not so long ago, when I didn't know where to start with a blank canvas,
and a time when I wouldn't dare call myself an artist.

There has been a gradual awakening of my spirit over the last couple of years,
and it is painting that has made this possible.

I am made whole by the presence of painting in my life,
and I am deeply and truly grateful.

If you're free and in Melbourne tomorrow night then please do come and join me at the opening of The Journey Home.


  1. Oh how I wish I could! Best of luck and I can't wait to hear how it all goes.

  2. Oh Cathy, your journey is just beginning my friend. See you tomorrow night xx
    ps. That painting is perfect. Completely and utterly perfect.

  3. I will be thinking of you xx

  4. Big hugs to you on this special dayXx

  5. My thoughts will be with you tomorrow. I wish you all the best for this very very very special event in your life. Take deep breaths and soak it all in. Enjoy.

  6. have a fantastic night tomorrow night!

  7. Have a great night! Make sure someone takes a picture of the big smile that is sure to emerge!


  8. Wow its here. It's going to be fabulous. Have a great opening night and enjoy every moment. xx

  9. Sending happy thoughts your way from Philly.... I'm thrilled for you!!

  10. i so wish i could make it to your opening. congratulations! what a wonderful thing to be able to share and i just love how you've written about your experience. so beautiful and relatable.

    i am so happy for you and wish you the best. thank you for sharing your lovely work!


  11. have a GREAT time at this event Cathy! you get your FIRST SOLO EXHIBIT only once in your life, after all ;)

    and i have no doubt that more will follow and i hope to be there when they do =-)

  12. Enjoy all that is.

    Have a wonderful night.

  13. So close, so exciting! Thinking of you and hoping it all goes smoothly.

  14. Oh I just love this painting, lovely colors and designs.

    And I know exactly how you were feeling, I've been there, and It's nice to know we are moving on and finally realizing that yes, we are artists!

    Congratulations on your first exhibit!!