Hi, it's been ages since I've written and am feeling compelled tonight. This is a photo I took for the Corners of My Home (which I've searched for 30minutes trying to find a link to add but can't) for last week, but never posted it.
Life has been full, busy, crazy, somewhat emotional but very good. This vintage cottage print was my Mother's Day present to myself (as everyone else seemed to forget...I decided to take care of myself...It's beautiful...in it's original frame, etc.)
On the bottom right you'll see two tiny silk pod fairies I bought from Pamela Huntington at Artfest. I just love them.
I've been in the process of redoing my studio....once again, half the stuff is in the dining room as I am switching out some cabinets for some awesome oak bookcases I bought on Craigslist.
I had a carpenter out on Wednesday to bid on building a window seat with bookshelves on either side of the large window in my studio. It's something I've been wanting for ages and I'm really excited about getting it going. So...in the meantime, chaos in the entire front part of the house.
Another exciting thing...my mom and I decided to take Linda and Opie Obrien's Sept 2007 workshop that will be in Southern France. Even better, Stacie and her mom have signed up too!!
Linda and Opie are the teachers who got me started playing with tin. I just love linda and can't wait to see her at Art & Soul in October.
I've been in hiding, somewhat...which basically means I've answered no emails, no voice mails...I'm not completely sure what's going on and am hoping it's just because my every day life has been so hectic.
I'm becoming friends with a wonderful artist who lives close by. She actually contacted me a few months ago for the first time via email after reading my blog. She's struggling with many of the things I have gone through during my diagnosis with ADD & depression. I think so much of her and feel for her and what she's going through. In all honesty, there are SO MANY emails I've not answered over the past year or so and many of them are from local artists who want to get together. I've still got the emails thinking one day I'll eventually get my act together, but before I know it, another week has gone by. I'm not even sure what it was that even caused me to respond to her email. I'm glad I did.
Dad update....click this only if you're a glutton for punishment....here's a photo that he took of his foot a week or two ago. it's disgusting. Sheesh, even at 20% it's horrible. This is after weeks of healing not to mention a couple of surgeries, etc.
Dad had his birthday last week. It was a hard day for him. He and my mom are so active and to be stuck in the house, horizontal, no less, has been taking it's toll. My mom's being a trouper and I know it's not been easy for her either. They'd totally appreciate more prayers their way.
miss you. oxox