Monday, March 21, 2011
Bad picture cropping but this is a floorcloth that I made today,it was fun and I think came out quite well. I am trying to figure out from a marketing standpoint what product would go over well that I actually like to make. I still have to figure out what color I am going to do with the middle rectangle-I was thinking of a deep green but that might be too dark..I will have to live with it for awhile. And now I better go put up my poor foot...sigh...
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I just had to experiment with this new idea, even if I have to crawl and get sequins, or glitter or lace-its not easy when you are working by the seat of your pants and incorporating all sorts of elements into one piece on one leg!. I still have to get downstairs for glue and glitter and modge podge but I think I will wait until I can order the kids around. It takes me so long to go down and up the stairs. It reminds me of when the kids were babies and they needed to do it all by themselves but it took so dang long and I would walk behind them so they didn't fall. Which brings up a lovely memory of my Uncle George at 76 walking bent over behind my daughter every time she got up to try to walk, he could not bear to see her fall. It makes me cry and laugh at the same time......ooo-good idea for a painting
Monday, March 14, 2011
Today was a little revelation...found out that this ankle thing is more serious than I thought, It will take more time and more steps than I imagined. Which made me have to cancel a show in April, which made me think about choices we make and the choices made for us. Or do we set ourselves up for things? I hate to think that some part of me needed a rest so I subconsciously did this break. I do know that while I was in pain and needed to just sit on the couch and veg I liked it-for about a week. It was nice to just shut down. I also think I should be using this time wisely and thinking about stuff and coming to huge life affirming nuggets that I will write about and become a best seller and travel and talk about my journey...but I get tired of that so I paint, and think up things to make. Maybe that is my revelation.........I like to make things.......so embrace it and move forward-slowly..on crutches for a few more weeks....
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I am so excited about my new venture-in april I will be having a long time dream come true-I will be involved in a occasional shop with studio space and class offerings! It is located in Edina and the only thing that is stopping me from doing all I want to prepare for it is this damn ankle. Its going to be vintage-art-inspiration and I am dying to haul down an old desk and a shelf from the garage and start painting these great peices and finding more-but I can barely hop to the bathroom..so i AM TRYING TO CONCENTRATE ON PAITING FOR MOTHERs day cards and some ideas I have for 3d stuff-oh, but its hard when the spirit is eillling and the body isn't. i have to be very careful not to overdo and make it worse...
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
So I have been stuck on the couch the last three weeks with this really broken ankle-poor ankle-you never know what you own the miracle of your body until you lose the use of something. Its tiring frustrating eye opening and emotionally draining. So much of who I am is based on how much I do everyday. However-I have vowed to change this, it didn;t really matter how much I did or did not do the world went on and nobody dropped dead-least of all me. So I cheated a little and did some sketching and painting-hopping to and fro from the couch to the table..I felt like I would go crazy if I couldn't do a little something arty!!!