I know! It’s been a very long while since I posted anything to this blog. Reprehensible. But it’s not because I’ve been slacking off. Things have just been a little… chaotic. Last summer I was consumed with trying to pay the bills (and mostly failing!), the fall was spent trying to pay the bills (still failing) and getting ready for winter (moving exposed pipes inside and tightening up the drafty house) and then the winter came along! What an awful winter. So many days below 10 degrees. So much 40+ mph wind.
The pipes froze several times despite my insulating the heck out of them. I spent all my time getting up firewood and throwing it at the wood stoves and shoveling snow and unthawing pipes. Ughh. And still failing to pay the bills. THEN my dad had an accident, which led to his death 16 days later. Kind of traumatic. I am the administrator of his estate, and that has been rather time-consuming. I am far from done with that.
Anyway, despite all of this, I did actually get some painting done, due to the magic of [drumroll, please] … a deadline! Yes! My friend Kathryn Henry-Choisser, a fantastic artist, asked whether I’d share a show with her at the Hill Gallery in September. So I’ve had new work to show for months, I just didn’t think sitting here in front of the computer was a good use of my time. And don’t bother to tell me that I’m dreadful at PR and promoting my work, I can see that.
So here are the details: Hill Gallery, 708 N Robinson St, Richmond. September 24 - Nov 8. Opening reception Sept 25 (which is my birthday, coincidentally!) from 5 to 8 pm. I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with some of my Richmond friends (if anyone down there still remembers who I am!) so I’m hoping you can stop by and help relieve the stage fright/show anxiety I experience when I have to be in public.
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Jennifer Cox is an artist working in Rockbridge County, VA. She shows her work regionally, sometimes nationally, but not that often. She works in virtual isolation, so if you want to leave a comment, please do! Just try to be kind.