Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Iced tea with a young student.....
I was fortunate enough to work with a wonderful 11 year old volunteer this summer during the art workshops at The Works. She shared a special secret wish...she wanted to paint onto a real canvas and create something with her identity ...for her bedroom. So I invited her over to spend a little time with me on the last day before she heads back to middle school tomorrow. We began around 11:30 and we worked together one on one until 3:30 pm when I had to prepare to go to my board meeting at the Fraley Bed and Breakfast in Granville at 4:00. What a lovely and restful way to have a board meeting ...outside on the lawn under tents with fresh fruits and silky smooth homemade brownies. Sorry I digress... it has been a hectic busy day. I will include several photos of this young woman's sacred marks and delightful smiles as we went through the process. During this time...somehow my office door closed and locked with my purse and keys inside the office...Yikes. No one had an extra office key so I had to call a locksmith who I knew from a few years ago. He tried...he tried... and realized the door jam itself was off and even with the key the lock would not release. I can not live this way with fear that it will happen again so he worked to remove some askew parts from the defective door and I could get in more easily. It did cost me $30.00 and I was frustrated but I did tell Justin and Tyler the maintenance men and well we will see what tomorrow brings. You can not let these crazy things interrupt the flow of youthful optimism and glee in making her own creation.
Tomorrow I am going to the studio to clear away our remnants and attempt to get everything in order ...Thursday I will be in Columbus to watch over Cole and Morgan while Mommy and Daddy go to the hospital to have a new member of our family arrive here on Mother Earth. On Friday morning I need to get the fresh foods and fruits and wine and drinks for the opening and set up the table and such for refreshments. Whew this is exciting and crazy at the same time!!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart