Come Into The Light

This summer has been interesting, challenging, heart wrenching and also beautiful.

Some of you may recall that I have been dealing with the loss of a family member. You can read more about that experience here.

Parts of this summer have been downright dark and heavy, but I have been actively working on lightening things up and dwelling in a more positive emotional space.

My creativity, and pottery has helped pull my mind out of some dark places during this experience, and what better time than now to make my first lamp!

What do you think of my new lamp?

I am also excited to let all of my readers know that my first solo art show for pottery will be opening this weekend at the Oxford Gallery in Nova Scotia. The name of the show is ‘The Myth of Family’ and I feel truly grateful for the opportunity to share my work.

I am hoping to have a video posted next Saturday of my exhibit so that I can share that experience with those of you that are kind enough to visit this blog. If you want to make sure you see the video, you can subscribe to my blog here to make sure you get an email notification of that and other blog posts that I make.

It is a busy and exciting time here at the Alchemist’s Studio and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my regular reader’s for joining me on this adventure. Your support means everything to me and helps propel my work to new heights!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind compliment and wishes. I hope you have been having an amazing summer!!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words! I have been wanting to combine the light that seems to come from some of the raku pieces with actual lighting. That is one of the things I love the most about raku, how the colour changes in different lighting. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you so much Joni for your kind words and congratulations. It means so much to have this opportunity, as does the support and encouragement of wonderful people like you. I hope you are having a spectacular week!

    1. Thank you so much Mark! I appreciate your kind comment and hope you are having a great day!

    1. Thank you so much Krishna, so great to hear from you as always! I hope this week has been full of blessings for you!

    1. Thank you so much for such a beautiful and kind comment. Raku and light have such a beautiful symbiotic relationship! I hope your week has been wonderful so far!

    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. I understand exactly what you mean. I sort of want to dive into some of the pieces! I hope you are having a great day!

    1. I am humbled and honoured to hear this. I think the day I become rich, I would love to give pieces away to the people who love them the most πŸ˜‰ I will keep you posted if my lottery numbers ever happen to come up πŸ˜‰

  1. The loss of a family member is wholly horrible. I hope you are giving yourself time and space to heal. Your work must help — it is absolutely lovely and I wish you great success with your show!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and wishes. It is a struggle to make space for healing and keep forward momentum and inertia, but I am working on finding that balance. I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

  2. I find distracting yourself with creative endeavors really is the best way of dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one- or being gradually ghosted by one. Alcohol not so much.

    1. haha! I agree with you, though I can’t say that I have not tried both πŸ˜‰ With the second one I find I have usually woken up feeling emotionally worse, and then physically horrible too, so it does not happen much these days.

      1. haha! Yes! Art therapy all the way πŸ˜‰ I hope you are having a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for the kind blessings! I hope you are having a week full of them!

    1. Thank you so much Julia! I was able to get some footage yesterday when setting up and hope to put that together with some more from the evening of!

    1. Thanks for your kind comment! Let there be light indeed! I hope you are well πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Florence! I am trying to focus on the sweet memories and good times shared. I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

  3. I am so proud of you. You are one of the people I thought about when I wrotr my last blog. That you have found what makes you happy and have pursued that dream. I am sorry about your going over to read that when I get home. But wanted you to know rhat having your first show is amazing!! ❀

    1. Thank you Claudia! Your comment and that post are amazing too, and guess what? So are you! Your positive kind spirit is an inspiration. Your comments always make my day better!

    1. Thank you so much Nilesh! I really appreciate your comment and kind wishes. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  4. So exciting! Congratulations!! Looking forward to seeing your exhibit video, and I love the movement of color in your lamp!!! To reach the mountain tops, we must tread through the valleys. Much love ❀️.

    1. Thank you Doree! I love the last part of your comment and it is so true in my experience. I hope you have a weekend full of views from the mountain top πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment Craig! Means a lot to me. I hope you have had an awesome weekend πŸ˜‰

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