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A blog by Louise Gallagher

A bird in the tree and other artsy mentions


Bird in Tree 20 x 24" on canvas Acryllic 2014 Louise Gallagher

Bird in Tree
20 x 24″ on canvas
2014 Louise Gallagher

OK. so, I am going to keep this short.

Lots to do, and only today as our last full day before the BIG SHOW tomorrow — and I’ve just spent the last 2 and a half hours sending out media advisories, clearing up some work related things and getting organized.

Not much time to write.

Feels like even less time to get ready for tomorrow’s opening of our art show.

I am…

and I stop and rephrase myself.

I feel…. excited. hopeful. eager. worried. anticipatory. tired. a little bit overwhelmed. grateful.

And the reason I rephrased.

Those are the things I feel.

What I am is ME!

I am practicing mindfulness. How I feel is not who I am. How I feel is simply about the emotions flowing at any given moment — often transitory. Illusory.

How I feel is a reflection of what is happening in my life, what is going on at any given time.

Who I am is always ME. All of me. In all my emotions. Feelings and ways of being.

I am me.

the reason for the rephrasing is that I am teaching myself to not own my emotions — and thus to not give room for my emotions to own me. And in not owning them, allowing myself to honour what is present — in all its darkness and its light. Permanence and impermanence.

At any given moment any of a swathe of emotions may be present — in fear there is hope. in joy there is confusion. in love…

Well that’s another matter. In Love there is only Love — In love there is nothing else to claim, be, desire, yearn for, want.

In Love, I am all of me.

I am Love and Love becomes me when I let go of being anything other than who I am, in Love.


So now I must get running because at this moment in time I feel the pressure of time ticking each moment away. I feel the limitations of a day with only so many hours and many things to get done.

Did I mention I am excited — wait. No. Let me rephrase. Did I mention that I am feeling excited?

Well I am.

Tomorrow is the opening of Artists Gone Wild Art Show & Sale.

The first art show mounted by The Basement Bombshells Art Collective. We (that would be Lynn, Tamara, and me as well as all the artists) hope you can come and visit. We’ll have lots of beautiful art to explore — and lots of things people can buy to celebrate the mother in their life!

Do come and say hello.  Do visit our FB page where we’ve been showcasing the works of all the artists — https://www.facebook.com/basementbombshells

and do — visit our website where you can learn more about each of the artists and the Basement Bombshells — http://www.basementbombshells.com

I hope to see you there — I will be situated just to the left of the doors as you come in.

And if you can’t make it (I know not everyone lives in Calgary and area!) thanks for stopping by here and saying hello. I appreciate your presence everyday.

Love and blessings,



post card gone wild proof


Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

14 thoughts on “A bird in the tree and other artsy mentions

  1. Keep shining Louise! xoxoxo WE LOVE YOU!


  2. Good luck with the art show and thank heavens for being YOU. You shine your light all the way over here in Australia. 🙂


  3. Drat…it’s a bit far from California to pop over of the show. Love and light.


  4. Good luck tomorrow Louise and have fun!
    Diana xo


  5. Can’t wait to read all about it — I’m sure the reports from you will be glowing.


    • As soon as I wake up after it’s all over Leigh, I’ll share! 🙂 Tamara and I were up until 1:30 finishing off the last touches. 🙂 I was painting edges of one little painting at midnight! LOL — so much to do, so few hours in a day! But it is all fun. And today. I’m ready. Hugs


  6. Awesome Louise!! Ride the wave 🙂


  7. Have a great day, Louise and Happy Mother’s Day. You continually inspire me! Wish I could be there, the paintings look amazing! Hugs…..


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