Many of you know how hard it was for me to close the doors to the physical location of Art Blooms in NC. Although I was so excited to return to Florida, to be closer to my parents, and enjoy the beautiful sun every day, I can’t help but feel a loss for all the wonderful friends we made through the studio, the community in which we grew, and the creative place I built with my all my being.
Art Blooms had grown into my art playground that everyone was invited to. I loved the way we were so much more than an entertainment venue, but a place for Art Blooms “groupies” to hang out, keep their favorite beverage in the fridge, and get wildly creative slinging paint or throwing paint around. Oh how I miss those splatter painted floors!
Today, for the first time since we closed the NC studio, I walked into a place so very close to what Art Blooms had evolved into…a studio that was a place for creatives to come together, share fellowship, open minds, and embrace each other’s trueness.
Art Blooms was my home for over four years. In the 19 months we’ve been gone, I have happily continued my Art Blooms vision as a solo artist; creating, teaching, inspiring, and traveling an artsy journey. But I have missed the essence of the community we built, often wondering where I now belong. Today, I finally feel that I have found a new creative home.