Timeout for Art: A Gathering



Today was the annual gathering of artists, musicians, and those who appreciate the work of either. Everyone worked really hard to pull it all together, and it was a great success. There was a steady stream of visitors coming through to listen to the music, look at the art, and enjoy the food and drink. Several sales were made.

It’s a good opportunity for an artist like myself, who is often seen only in her normal day-to-day (read: non-artistic) job, to mingle with others of the right-brain persuasion. It’s a chance to talk about my work. Many who know me only as a friendly hardware store employee are surprised to learn of this “other life.”

It’s lovely. And it’s exhausting. I’m more tired this evening than I often am after a long day of lifting, climbing and carrying at the hardware. I’m simply not a very social person. It wears me out to spend a day making conversation. Tonight, I have set aside everything I could or should be doing, for a lazy evening and an early bedtime. A few photos:






About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

4 responses »

  1. I’d have loved to have attended that event, Cindy. What a rich variety and wealth of art. You clearly live in an arts-based community – the perfect home for a creative like you.

  2. wow! i read this offline, but the images did not load/stay on th screen.. so now, seeing the images, the people – yes it can be exhausting, but also very good for catalysts for new ideas and work…. thank you for sharing this story! i’m going to leave it on the screen again and hope the images remain til i reach home.

    logging off now,
    from the park public wifi,

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