Well, screw me 😱

Welcome fellow art lovers - be well greeted!
The Eye of the Storm - detail
Then this happened
A few days ago a fellow artist who is signed up for my newsletter reached out to me on Facebook to let me know that she had tried to reply to my newsletters on three different occasions - and all three times she got a "delivery failure" message for her troubles.
I have been doing these weekly newsletters since I started out on this journey in October 2018 and I haven't received a single response. 
I thought that maybe people were too busy, or they didn't like my art and my words enough to bother reaching out...

Never in a million years did I imagine that something was wrong with my email address, all the while being completely oblivious to the fact that people were trying to connect, but unable to.
I am upset that I missed your replies, upset that I missed out on the conversations we could have had; and relieved at the same time to know that you have found my words and art of interest enough to reach out; relieved because now that I have been made aware of the problem I can go about fixing it.
I stayed up all night on Saturday to get a new email hosting provider and set it all up in all the right places. I am not really a tech guy, but as they say, where there's a will, there's a way.
The Eye of the Storm
Available at the gallery here.
For this week I have decided to share an older artwork I did in 2012, way before I considered myself an "artist", way before I made the choice to live this life.

I choose to share this artwork because it represents how I feel right about now: In the eye of the storm. 
This painting is about riding the storm, it's about finding your truth and sticking to it, it is about dreams and finding the light in the mountain that breaks open the heavens. 

The original painting is 24 x 30 inches painted on stretched gallery canvas, created with the use of paint brushes and airbrush.
"I use paint and words to explore the realms of our dreams."
Takeaway Thought

In order to work out a solution, one has to be aware of the problem. 

It is often much easier to discern problems outside of ourselves, but much harder to identify problems relating to or within ourselves.

A solution to that problem?

Cultivate healthy relationships where the ability to be vulnerable is a sign of true strength, where trust is the foundation for every interaction, and where painful truths are spoken softly yet clearly, so that they may act as vehicles to new solutions and new horizons.
Shine on, you crazy diamond!
PS. Don't ever hesitate to reach out if you want to connect.