Do you want to hear a MAGICAL story? I love sharing stories that are full of divine intervention from GUS (God, Universe, Spirit).
I’ve realized that I need to start putting myself “out there” more, as I am truly an introvert, and prefer my pj’s to clothes and slippers to shoes….don’t even get me started on wearing a bra!!!
I have made an amazing new friend who is an incredibly talented floral artist (not designer – but a true floral artist!), who is so much like me it is almost uncanny. Putting herself “out there” is equally as hard for her. She called me the other day and asked me if I might want to go to a Kiss the Pig event to raise money for Diabetes research….All I would have to do is donate a painting….she made a quick phone call, and it was ON like Donkey Kong! Turns out one of the people hosting the event was someone that I had met. He loved my work, and was excited that I wanted to donate.
I have had a flu, and that day was a particularly draining day for me. I was talking with a friend, and she suggested that I should probably self-care and stay home – I was adamant that self-care for myself was going to the event. It was NOT an option to stay home. Little did I know what would transpire.
One of my fantasy dreams is to paint onstage with the Philharmonic – call it visions of grandeur – but, none-the-less, a dream of mine. One that I had tucked very far, far away…..so hidden, that honestly, I had forgotten about it.
It just so happened, that the man hosting the event, was/is the Executive Director of the Philharmonic.
While talking with my friend and this gentleman, all of a sudden, from out of nowhere, and as if I was being pushed by an ornery guide of mine – these words were out of my mouth before I could catch them….”I’ve always had a dream of painting onstage with the Philharmonic!” Oh. Holy. Shit. My friend’s jaw dropped….I think I turned 1000 shades of red. This wonderful man looked me dead in the eye, with a sense of amazement and said, “I’ve been trying to make that happen for ages! YES!!!” I told him that quite honestly, it was such a fantasy that I had only told a couple of people about it… His reply was priceless….”But, you’ve never told anyone that can MAKE it happen, have you???!!!” No, I guess I hadn’t.
It looks like in the near-ish future, I will be painting at Crystal Bridges with the Philharmonic.
May we walk together as one.