Welcome to the blog of Melanie McDonald ! I'm a professional artist, my life is divided between my home in Newquay, Cornwall and my renovation project - an 18th Century farm - in North Brittany, France. My inspiration comes from the beautiful beaches, skies and seas of Cornwall, Brittany and Scotland. This is where I share my paintings and photographs, I hope it inspires you.

December 11, 2011

Waiting for that one person ....

'At this stage, what you're doing is waiting for that one person to come and hear you.  And that one person might just as easily be in a room like that one on Tuesday, in a crowd of just twenty people ...'
'There were twenty-four, not including the organisers ...'
'Twenty-four, whatever.  What I'm staying is that numbers don't matter right now.  What matters is that one person.'
'You refer to the man from the recording company?'
'Recording?  Oh no, no.  That'll take care of itself.  No, I mean the person who'll make you blossom.  The person who'll hear you and realise you're not just another well-trained mediocrity.  That even though you're still in your chrysalis, with just a little help, you'll emerge as a butterfly.'
'I see.  By any chance, might you be this person?'

Excerpt from Nocturnes - Five stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Photograph: Studio shot autumn 2011.
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