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A blog by Louise Gallagher

Gratitude runs wild @ Artists Gone Wild Show & Sale


Grateful for a great day at the show yesterday.

Grateful for Lynn’s daughters – Margot and Jaime — setting up tables, easels – and especially for their patience in setting up and taking down rows of easels when we finally figured out our mapping! The laughter was much appreciated!

Grateful for my beloved, Charles Cochrane and his willingness to pitch in and just get it done, whatever ‘it’ was.

Grateful for my fellow Basement Bombshells Art Collective artists for being part of this wonderful, crazy (and crazy-making) endeavour. Especially grateful for Tamara Zaleski and her list. and more lists of things to get done, and her checking things off and making it all right.

Grateful for The Artist known as Bill who came early to help us set up, hang the banner (in the rain) and who simply pitched in where ever asked, and when he saw anything that needed doing.

Grateful for all the artists and their wonderful work — and their smiles and support and appreciation.

Grateful for all the art-appreciators who came out, even in the rain, to see and appreciate and support the artists with their oohs and ahhs and their purchases of artworks!

Grateful for all the artists from the Possibilities Project at the The DI :: Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre and for Jordan Hamilton who got them to the show.

Grateful for their artistic expressions on sale at the show and their joy in sharing in all the fun.

Grateful to Larry Guteron of The Possibilities Project whose artistic expression includes beautiful fused glass pendants, one of which I had to buy and wear right away!

Grateful to Ryan Delve, another artist from The Possibilities Project who contributed a painting to our Silent Auction the proceeds of which will benefitCalgary Alpha House Society. (“We appreciate the opportunity to be part of the show, and I’ve stayed at Alpha House” he said in explanation. “I want to give back.”)

Grateful for all the artists who have contributed pieces to the Silent Auction.

Grateful for all those who have already bid on items in the Silent Auction that will support Calgary Alpha House Society. The bidding ends at 2pm today. There are some beautiful works in it — please come out and support two amazing agencies who do so much to create a better world for homeless Calgarians – The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre and Calgary Alpha House Society — thank you.

Grateful for selling 3 of my paintings and all the positive affirmations I received. My heart is full. Thank you.

And, I am grateful for those who will be joining us today to see and support and enjoy the art and the artists at the Artists Gone Wild Art Show & Sale – 10am – 3pm, Marda Loop Community Association – 3130 16 St. SW. Hope to see you there!


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.

7 thoughts on “Gratitude runs wild @ Artists Gone Wild Show & Sale

  1. That’s awesome Louise – YAY!
    Diana xo


  2. Grateful for your sharing it with us! ♥


  3. I am grateful for your awesome posts


  4. I’m grateful that I can call you a friend! And I’m sorry we couldn’t make it by to see and feel all the great work.


  5. Oh man! See all the fun stuff I miss when I’m down and out and under the weather! Darn. I would’ve been cheering you on Louise if I’d been online. Sorry I missed it but sounds like it was awesome. Way to go! (my belated cheers of support) hugs, Gina xo


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