I’m back. Posting just a little tonight. One of the unfortunate side effects of moving west is leaving our sports teams behind. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a big sports fan. Actually if I never watched a sporting event again it would be fine with me. I think it has something to do with my childhood. My Dad played professional soccer when I was a kid. Every weekend my Mom would dress my sisters and I in matching dresses, frilly socks, with bows in our hair, and make us sit on the sidelines watching our Dad play. The other kids would be running around enjoying themselves, not us, we were like little matching dolls all sitting in a row. These days I’m just trying to be a supportive wife. The Blackhawks are in the playoffs, and if we want to see them we have to go out, and of course they went into triple overtime. We thankfully left before they lost. So here I am writing at ten when I should be going to bed.
I did manage to eke out a watercolor this afternoon. Still working on my super secret project that I can’t unveil as of yet. The lovely Theresa came by today and gave me some beautiful tulips. I managed to paint them right before we walked out the door. Tonight is my last night of posting retrospective work. I’m still not sure now that my year is up how I will proceed with this blog. Lots of changes ahead in my life, most of which I can’t reveal quite yet, but I missed writing when I took the night off. I can’t promise myself that I’ll write every day, but I feel like its been something to hang onto in these troubled days since Dan lost his job. I think we know what we have to do. Making the plan is the easy part, jumping into it is a whole other matter. That may seem a little cryptic, but I will explain in time. Meanwhile, the last of my favorite pieces, and the first to head into the future. As for this blog and project? The title says it all.
Riley, one of my cats in pencil.
The children’s play area that we built for the children at our daughter’s wedding.
The tabletop I painted based on a vintage French powder tin that I own.
Altered Art. The photo is from a gravestone in Virginia.
A piece I did fairly early in the project. An ode to my artistic journey.
Marker on Bristol.
My faux brick wall, made entirely from cardboard. My most often pinned pin on Pinterest.
The “before” and “after” of a table I bought for $5. Wood burned design painted with pearl paints.
Theresa’s old kitchen cabinet door. Canvas cut to size to fill the center. I reproduced the business card of the restaurant where Dan and I had dinner in Paris for our 20th wedding anniversary.
The sign I made for my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. Cardboard and burnt glue.
Custom designed Christmas fairy.
More of the burnt paper and glue on a cardboard pencil box base.
Polymer clay sculpting attached to a small cardboard box.
Old window transformed into a memo station with mirror.
Antiqued mirror with one of my Paris photos tinted sepia.
There were a few more pieces that I love, but I’m tired. I think the triple overtime did me in.