|CANVAS DETAIL! (art by Hallelujah Truth)|
How glorious the week has been speeding by with the rapidity of pencil and paintbrush strokes and wide open conversations and sharing! On Friday morning, a few of us finished our pieces, many hung their work for display, and all of us gathered for the reception. And what a festive reception it was! All of Tula Art Gallery was abuzz! It turned out that MOCA was having an opening reception too!
FINAL TOUCHES AND PREP
|FINISHING TOUCHES! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO HANG A SHOW! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|HANGING HALLELUJAHS! WCAGA members were so helpful in everything we did this week, including hanging work for the reception. Thanks Linda and Barb (pictured here) and Maggie for helping me with displaying my work! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|FRIDAY AFTERNOON FREE FROM THE STUDIO! Friday afternoon was the first day in the week that WCAGA members engaged in "Draw 4 Days" had free to be out in our beautiful city of Atlanta! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|LET THE RECEPTION BEGIN! (photo by Tony Martin)|
|YES TO CELEBRATING! The public turned out to celebrate our drawing marathon. (photo by Tony Martin)|
HALLELUJAH TRUTH DEBUTED
Big intake of breath! Hallelujah went larger this week. For years, I have been drawing on paper of modest size. Often I have left images unfinished--more than a hundred. Hallelujah is drawn almost every day but she has not appeared in public except on this Coffee With Hallelujah blog and Facebook.
|DEBUTANTE! (art by Hallelujah Truth)|
However, like a giddy debutante, Hallelujah was introduced to society this week. One WCAGA artist even invited Hallelujah to go bigger--wall size! Hallelujah was and is delighted with the thought of being enlarged, going out doors on walls and under bridges! Let's see what happens in the future.
As we each one of us moves forward in our creativity, let's remember to be open new possibilities, to be gentle to ourselves and to others. We live in such a wonderful world that kindness invites BEINGS to be present to important SOUL matters. Expressing BEINGNESS makes us all more connected. That's why I love art. Let's embrace the question, "What if?"!
That's Coffee With Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me! Tell me what you think of WCAGA's drawing marathon! Will you participate next time!?
Immense gratitude to WCAGA and Barbara A. Rehg, who walks gently in this world but manages to engage everyone in her love of drawing. What a kind mastermind you are Barbara. You took your ideas for these drawing marathons over the years and engaged all of us heart, mind, and body in this extended one, "Draw 4 Days." You succeeded in magnifying drawing for the community. Powerful work!
|DRAW 4 DAYS MASTERMIND! Barbara A. Rehg, who developed the "Draw 4 Days" event from beginning to end, selflessly served the bar at the reception along with help from artist Marie Weaver. Thank you! (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|
|THANKS CALLAHAN! (photo by Barbara A. Rehg)|
|DANCING WITH THE FLOOR ART! Be careful when you get two InterPlayers together! You don't know what we might do like stretching out on the floor during an art reception! (photo by Tony Martin)|