This was Sunset Gallery - the gallery I created in 2005. The space in Harrison Idaho was dilapidated and had been "remodeled" in the 70s. In this old building we tore down walls and created a beautiful open space. The gallery was inspired by a goose.
I sold Sunset Gallery 3 years ago to Denise Oliver and sold it to tell "our" goose Lucy's story. I've now created videos, a coloring book, and just published the hardback full-color book.
It is amazing to imagine something and then to fully create it. The gallery, the books, the videos - it is very satisfying to feel so inspired by someone, something so wonderful, and to bring it to fruition. I have also enjoyed the process of all that I have learned and put together.
Yesterday, I went back to the gallery and had my first book signing with the full-color book. I'd come full-circle - back to the place where I began sharing Lucy's story. Many people came to congratulate me and it was great fun re-connecting with so many Lucy supporters and meeting new people who didn't know the story.
The moonlit boatride home after dinner with friends was rewarding too. After a rainy cool day, the night sky opened up and the moon and stars were shining so brightly. Alone in the night I was so thankful and so appreciative of the beauty of the lake and all that it has meant to me. I'd learned to drive a boat well to fly Lucy then the boat became my car to get to the gallery. It was a magical ending to a wonderful day.
Satisfied, content, and whole, I slept better last night than I've slept in a long time. Thank you Lucy.