A former consultant and "closet artist" in the process of reinventing herself
Sunday, January 10, 2010
One small step is one giant leap!
Today I had a "victory" of sorts.
You see, I was reaching for the door handle of a restaurant about 4 months ago (August 28, to be exact) to go inside for a meeting of Atlanta Pet Rescue. (I had volunteered to help out with some fundraising advice. . . this is the organization from which I adopted my beloved Oggi.) As most of you know, I never made it inside. . . somehow I tripped, and went hurdling into the door, bouncing back onto the sidewalk, and in the process broke both my tibia and fibula (broke them badly... compound fracture).
Well, this afternoon I agreed to attend another meeting of this group. It was also at a restaurant. . . a different one, but still a restaurant. AND, there was remnants of ice still around. So as you can imagine, I was somewhat nervous inside as I approached the restaurant door (So much so that I used my cane, just to be on the safest side possible!)
I'm VERY happy to report that I've come and gone to that meeting without incident. WHEW! One small step for mankind is a pretty big leap for Del.
Formerly Partner in a fundraising firm, a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and graduate work in journalism/ advertising, Del has been a an artist all her life, but since selling the firm, she is focused on art. Born and raised in the Appalachian foothills, she surprised her father at age 3 when she drew him an easily-recognizable horse. As a girl she exhibited at the inaugural Powers Crossroads Country Fair & Art Festival, and was a mainstay at the Creative Arts Guild Firehouse Festival. Del spent a summer in Italy studying art with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad program in 1976. She attends painting workshops in Cortona, as well as the Ringing School of Arts workshop in WildAcres, NC. Her paintings have been exhibited in many festivals and galleries, most recently at the Chastain Art Gallery and the Creative Arts Guild. Her work resides in a number of private collections. Her style has developed over the years from a tighter, more realistic rendition during her early days as an illustrator, to her current more energetic and loose use of pigment. Her love of color, light and her subject continues to infuse her work.