today’s the day

today’s the day I show my art
the pieces that have had my laser focus
for the past few days
I still can’t believe I said, “Yes” so fast
without anything ready to show
with a week’s notice
and other activities scheduled as well
amazingly it all came together
with my husband’s help
and encouragement
mostly he gave me the space
to create
and only called me stubborn once
I owned it and agreed
I kept saying, “This just feels
like too good
of an opportunity
to miss”
he understood
he did
and now
and nervous
sums up the jangle in my stomach 
details to see to 
things to do
one more piece of artwork
to finish and get framed
first thing this morning
today’s the day

"blue skies and sunshine"
watercolor and cut paper collage with silver thread
10" x 20"
December 2011

This is the last piece I completed for the show. That morning, as I worked on the finishing touches, I said to my husband, "This is how you glue thread." Followed by a demonstration of my technique.

This art show poem, "today's the day", was first posted at Tumblr on the morning of December 14, 2011.

My One Day Art Show

© 2012 Janean Baird, Turquoise Tangles


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