Friday, June 18, 2010
Last night was the quarterly open house at The Columbia Art Center. My friend, Carolyn, left, has a studio there so friends Janine, Woody, and I went to see Carolyn's art. Also to see Carolyn. For almost a year she's been doing chemo for bone cancer and dialysis for her kidneys which are being affected by the bone cancer. She's amazing and lucky...she has not had too bad of a time with the treatments; almost no side effects. Above are Carolyn and Janine with one of Carolyn's mannequins. They are beautiful, the photos don't do them justice.
Carolyn, me, and Janine with another mannequin. All the ones she does are so fabulous.
While there we saw some other pretty cool art...here lots of hanging boats...
...and more fun paintings. Look how the outlet is done like a Mr. and Mrs. Plug. That's a tiny mailbox in the mouse hole. Too cute! Fun outing.
Posted by Doojies at 5:16 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
...of my good/better mental health is that I FINALLY cleaned my work room/studio today. In my darker days a few months ago I wasn't even interested in making art much less cleaning my work room that had been out of control for over a year.
I've been back to creating for a few weeks but the floor has been covered except for about a 3' x 3' area where I squeezed my butt in and worked out of on the floor. I was keeping up with my supplies fairly well since I've been concentrating on mostly one particular subject. But I knew there were good things hiding outside this parameter that I would enjoy using and even get back to creating more of an assortment of things.
On my "schedule" today was to create in there but I was suddenly struck with the desire to clean and see that floor and be able to walk in that room and find things that had been lost too long. I've been waiting for this desire to strike me for, as I said, over a year.
It had been a long time since I'd been able to enjoy the room; I just kept my head down working on the floor. Now I can actually walk around in the room and I know where most things are. I found so many things; some I remembered and missed and some I had completely forgotten about.
It's not Martha Stewart organized but it's so much better.
No, you won't be seeing it in one of those fabulous studio magazines...well...unless I get a call...hint, hint...then I could muster the motivation to completely organize and be oh so cute.
Until then it's just me being oh so happy that I'm back to a place where I have the energy, interest, motivation, and desire to create in a nice space again. We'll see what comes out of it.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Okay, something really kind of exciting is that we ordered a new sofa last week. We've had the above sofa since right before Matt was born, so 13 1/2 years. That's about average life for a sofa. It was really kind of a gonner a few years ago but I had it slipcovered in drop cloth fabric which has given it a few more years. As you can see, the slip part that covered the base has been destroyed by the cat and dog. The slips are still on the cushions but have been patched a couple of times, but mainly the cushions are shot. Another slipcover will not save it this time-it's done. The test was that Paul readily agreed-no small deed.
Posted by Doojies at 9:32 PM