Monday, April 27, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Okay this is just one of the best times I have ever had in my life-and I am not kidding. I have always been enamored of history, puppets and theatre-and after playing with altoid dioramas for a few years I woke up this morning and it suddenly hit me-Punch and Judy!!!!!! that crazy duo that has been around for hundreds of years-I have stood in Covent Garden right next to the Plaque that declares the Punch and Judy sighted in the 1660s by Samuel Pepys. See that is how much of a geek I am. When reading Pepys diary (and if you haven't, oh what you have missed!!!!) I almost had an excitement heart attack when I came to the mention of Punch and Judy-Why you ask??? I have no earthly idea. Maybe it harks back to when I was in grade school and some marionette theatre would come every year and put on shows. I can still feel the thrill, watching those puppets, watching the story, completely absorbed and lost in it. It has been a secret dream to do puppet theatre.....oh, how many wonderfully impractical dreamy things I love to do--
so Punch and Judy-in an altoid can-with a back drop-now THAT was a GOOD day
Sunday, April 5, 2015
We had brunch with some very old friends downtown, all I could think of was how darn expensive it was and how I didn't want to eat much. Then someone asked me if I were happy. and that opened up a dam. I guess I get so worried about what may happen, or what does not happen, that I totally forget to be here with what is happening now. One of the gals was a cancer survivor and she had Lymphoma. We talked about that and I realized how stupidly lucky I am and how I must I MUST stop dwelling in the horrids all the time. Bottom line I am alive my kids and husband are great. Every one is healthy and I am still creating-I have to live in that.....
So yesterday I did this quick sketch with acrylics ala 40's portrait painting....I love this style and I am finally happy with what I can do with faces. I am learning all the time, and when I have a paintbrush in my hand I am so happy and in the now......these are things to cling to....