Sweets from home to calm the nerves

Sweets from Arouca, Portugal

Hey there! I've been exceptionally quiet!
And my apologies... 
It's been for a good reason though.

In fact, it's just around the corner! 
Isolation, a group exhibition @ The Leper Chapel,
is unfolding as we speak, 
and will be up in an couple of days. 

And guess what? I'm in it!

And even though excited...

I must say, NERVES, frantic nerves
Are certainly taking over by the minute!
The kind that makes you grateful,
of friends that bring sweets from home. 

The kind that makes you call,
for last minute advice,
or make you wish they could
hold your hand on the way there,
and sit by you, 
whilst gazing eyes examine and dissect.

But, if I have learned anything in these years,
these wonderfully slow, uncovering years.
The outcome turns out two kinds of situations.
Good ones, and those that are truly GREAT! 
Because whatever the outcome, 
you always walk away learning a little more.

IMG_9206Sweets from Arouca, Portugal

Sweets from Arouca, Portugal

Sweets from Arouca, Portugal


8 responses

  1. Good luck good luck! The treats look wonderful!

    August 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

  2. I hope it all goes well for you

    August 13, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    • I am pleased to say that the response to my work was very positive. Thank you for your well wishes

      August 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM

  3. Congratulations on your exhibition! What are those tasty-looking treats? πŸ™‚

    August 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    • Thank you! The doughnut shaped ones are “Roscas” and the others are “Castanhas”. Both from Arouca, Portugal. Love the crunchy outside and soft moist eggy inside of the Roscas… have you been to Portugal?

      August 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM

      • Those sound amazing- and a fitting reason for immediate travel to Portugal! I haven’t been there yet, but it’s on the short list. πŸ™‚

        August 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM

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