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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Artists Gone Wild – The show must go on


Whew!  We’re ready.

Paintings are wrapped.

Easels ready to load.

The flotsam and jetsam we need to not only be in the show but run the show too is all packed up waiting to be loaded into our cars.

The show….. Must go on!

And this one will begin today!

Who knew mounting a show required so much?

Well, now we do.

And as Tamara and I wrapped and printed and checked off lists and organized last night, we both agreed…. Can’t wait until our fall show.

LOL — there we are, in the moment of now, looking ahead to the autumn.

Maybe it’s because summer is so short here, we’re always looking at the next season in preparation for the one we’re in — when it’s spring/summer — we might be wiser to stay in the moment for sure! Summer here is so short, and spring is often sprinkled with winter’s evidence falling down, looking to the fall means we might miss a moment of two of precious summer!

Okay, it must be I”m tired. We began framing and wrapping paintings at 1pm yesterday. C.C. pitched in and between the three of us, it took until the wee hours to get it done.

It was all fun. Tamara, one of my Bombshell buddies, and I turned the living room into a framing studio which is how it will remain until the show is over — if only because I don’t have the time and energy to change it back. Fortunately, my beloved is a man of great patience, humour and understanding. He goes with the flow. Or, as Tamara says, he locks himself away in his man cave when the pressure of two women artists in his home gets too much!

Fortunately, it’s Stanley Cup playoffs and his team is winning in the hockey pool he’s in.

imagejpeg_2 (2)In the midst of it all, Ellie the wonder pooch determined she had had enough and hightailed it to the backyard where she lolled about, drank champagne and ate pizza. Wait no! I cnnot lie. The drinking champagne and eating pizza was Tamara and me.  Ellie just lay around and enjoyed the sun while trying to avoid the giant roll of bubble wrap that sat on the deck — it was too big to get through the door — so Ellie had constant company as we moved in and out of the house cutting it up to make bags for our paintings.

And now I must run.

Lots to do to set-up for the show today. If you follow Twitter, we’ve been posting updates all the way through and will continue to do so over the weekend. My handle is mlouiseg88

Thank you everyone for your support, your well-wishes and your light. Thank you for following us on social media, for sharing and for caring. I carry you with me in  my heart.


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.

4 thoughts on “Artists Gone Wild – The show must go on

  1. Thank you for all the beauty you share here and elsewhere in the world, Louise!


  2. Wishing you the best of turn outs and sales Louise and fellow basement bombshellers. I have asked my son to attend your show and I hope he will introduce himself. Wish I could be at the show as the art looks amazing. Hugs. Pam


  3. Hi Louise…I’m so excited for you! Hope it is a smashing success! Can’t wait to hear about it! Blessitude


  4. Have a wonderful day…. wish you were closer 🙂


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