Life can be full of little disappointments.
Today I learned that a wonderful girl I work with, got a job that I had also applied for. I knew I had missed out, found out a few days ago, and was OK, as I knew I really didn’t want it.
And I am happy for her, but was still hit with a wave of disappointment that she was chosen over me and once again I was overlooked.
But that is my ego bruised and to be honest I am probably more devastated that I dropped my favourite coffee mug than not getting the job.
In the end, I have a job. I have so many blessings that it is selfish to focus on stupid disappointments. She deserves this opportunity, she is an awesome worker, a generous soul and it will make her life a lot easier to not have the extra distance to travel each day.
So we move on.
Each year in August there is a massive art festival here in South Australia. We call it SALA (South Australian Living Artists) and so far I haven’t got my shit together in time to put together an exhibition.
It’s on the “list” but requires more organisation than I have so far been motivated to muster.
But it provides me with wonderful opportunities to see what other artists are doing and be both inspired and sometimes intimidated by the incredible talent around.
Last Monday I went to the exhibition opening of a friend, her venue, a beach side ice-cream shop. Pretty good combination according to MJ who happily came along with me, lured by the promise of waffles and ice-cream.
Wednesday was a solo visit to our city Art Gallery to check out an exhibition by a well known portraiture artist – Robert Hannaford. A showcase of his art, spanning 50 years, and it was brilliant. A truly passionate and talented artist.
Saturday was my time to paint and I have made more progress on my new portrait.
Nearly two hours spent painting that fabulous beard. The cushion behind his head was also reshaped and I might have got very excited when I got his nose just as I wanted.
Next week I plan to work on his eyes.
I am very happy with it so far.
And despite not getting a job I didn’t really want anyway, it has been an awesome week filled with art, food, wine and good friends.
I am truly blessed and very grateful.