2020 hasn’t been a ‘normal’ year for anyone in the world. Unless maybe if you were a San bushman, or maybe live in the middle of the Congo jungle. However, if you don’t, then it’s been a ridiculous year. Maybe it’s the new norm? Who knows, but all we can do is keep on keeping on. So with that in mind, I decided to stick COVID 19 in a bag of rocks and drop it into the bottom of the sea for at least one day.Why shouldn’t I have my own exhibition? Our community was invited, everyone needed a bit of a boost. When everything is cancelled, including Christmas Carols, we needed a pick me up in our small farming community.
The rain did not stay away, but it takes more than a bit of wet stuff to scare off Farmers! In fact all it did was add to the atmosphere and I am very happy to report that paintings were bought left right and centre, the new addition of a Bargain bin was wiped clean in a flash! I also had a range of new limited prints on paper in different sizes, as well as a huge canvas print. More for advertising so one could see what I am able to offer on order, as they are printed locally in Lusaka, by none other than the excellent Studio 78, https://web.facebook.com/Studio78Zam/?_rdc=1&_rdr
A friend of mine who lives next door did a fantastic job of the catering as a favour to me, which helped so much to free my time up for preparing the actual exhibition. So wine flowed, snacks were snacked on and paintings were sold. It was really such a rewarding day for us all, and I had so much pleasure supplying a change of scenery for the people who mean so much to me and have accepted me into the community so readily. Ches and I have a lot of very good friends here in Choma/Kalomo and are truly blessed to be able to live this life that seems to be disappearing around the world faster than the black rhino! Hopefully I am wrong and that there are many many people in the same situation as us.