I’ve been spending some time getting pieces ready for a group show at the 3rd on 3rd Gallery in Jamestown, NY. It’s always so hard for me to decide on a theme, to decide on images, to decide on a format, to decide on mat and frame colors… I get panicky and I second guess myself all over the place.
And so, I asked my oldest daughter – a confident decision-maker. I told her I wanted to do something from my contemplative series. She picked 6 images – pow! Just like that. What a load off my shoulders!
It reminded me of a time when my sister-in-law and I were in Toronto. I was there for a workshop; she was on vacation. After my workshops ended, I joined her vacation. We saw a show, ate in fine restaurants, found a bar with live music. It was fun. The best part was a tiny, swank, family-run Italian restaurant. We sat down and looked at the menu and couldn’t bear the thought of having to make a decision about what to eat.
We closed the menu and told the waiter to choose for us. He brought bruschetta and wine to start us off. I think the main dish was some kind of fish… I can’t remember exactly. The point is, we gave over the decision-making to someone else and it was glorious.
Thank you, waiter dude. And thank you, Emily!