This is the wonderful, providential beginnings of Rusted Wings...and our first blog entry!!
A few months ago as I was strolling my 1st grand~baby Sofia around the side-streets of our little mountain town of Whitefish, I stopped directly in front of a small red barn, which used to be an antique store. Now it was empty, and on the door was a sign that read "for rent". Immediately, out of my mouth, OUT LOUD, I said..."what a perfect art studio and gallery!" At the time, I had my art desk in the only space available in my recently purchased and renovated 1300 sq.ft. cottage-home, where I live with 3 of my 6 daughters, and little Sofia. I so needed my own work space, and a new job, as I've been illustrator for the alternative toy catalog Magic Cabin since it's inception almost 20 yrs. ago, and now, under new ownership, I am getting very little work anymore with 4 other artists working as well!
Two days after this experience, and with continued prayers and thoughts, I got a phone call from one of my favorite artist-friends, Kage Harp. She told me that she had finally found a house to move to, and behind the house there was this cute little red barn....for rent! Then she said the exact words to me that I spoke aloud 2 days before when I stood outside that vacant barn..."what a perfect art studio and gallery it would be"....and did I want to rent it with her!!?? I immediately, without hesitation said, YES!!! What a powerful, affirming moment of the manifestation of a dream, and clearly, a higher plan...God's will!!!
So the dream is now becoming a reality, and we will be opening the door of Rusted Wings Gallery at the end of this month. It will show-case the works of some other great artists in the valley and beyond, as well as our own art. Many of these pieces will be listed on our etsy site, so check it out too!
We want this blog to journal the unfolding of events and beautiful art that develops over the weeks and months of our journey. We hope to connect with many other visionaries and artists out there in blog land, and get to know more of our extended family, and to inspire each other!