Day 20 of Project 365: Feeling the love

Today was a really great day. I woke up feeling almost normal after being sick over 2 weeks. I went to the art store and lunch with my good friend Rikki, came home to a wonderful surprise gift from a good friend and then went to a holiday party at LAAA/Gallery 825. This afternoon I was actually contemplating not going to the party. Only for a split second though. I knew Susan would have killed me…LOL I thought about the traffic and how much work I could get done if I stayed home, but then I thought, well my friends would be there and I need to get out and do something other than working on the mannequin. I am so glad I  went. So many of my friends were there. It was wonderful seeing Therese and Sara again, and great to be with Susan and Nurit. I was filled with so much love and warmth after seeing Elizabeth again too. She has a way of making me feel… well loved. It was really nice to see my new friends from my art crit group; Osceola, Sue and Monica. And of course, the pillars of Gallery 825, Peter, Nancy and Jade who brought us all together.
I realized I have been so mentally drained lately. My mental energy has run out. It has all gone towards painting. I needed a break. I needed to be around smiles and laughter and socializing. It helped so  much. Thank you for that.

The gratuitous potluck pic!! Soooo much amazing food!!!

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Speaking of mental energy… back to the mannequin!! LOL

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