Sunday, December 5, 2010

Out of the mouth of Babes...what are we working on today....

Friday morning a little guy who I would guess is about three years old came in and asked me "What are we working on today?" He had helped me paint the 12 snowmen for the welcome to Newark Signs as part of the snowman brand. You never can guess what a child will remember from a 10 minute painting experience. Santa did by the way , find his way to light our courthouse last Friday!

Friday I had an open house for the downtown luminary walk about the courthouse...the wind was cold but the spirits were warm as people joined arm in arm strolled the lights from the courthouse to guide their way. Gary Chaconas had a one man exhibit at the Buckeye Winery with live music and a great crowd supporting downtown Newark. I had all three of the grand daughters since their dad had had surgery ...they worked in the studio making their gifts and Christmas cards. Grandpa brought pizza down for dinner and individual Carmel corn snack bags... the girls did a great but soon grew anxious because I could not answer their questions because Tina had not called with the important answers to their questions. We watched Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer with Burl Ives from 1969. Finally around seven Tina arrived and they went home to see their Dad. When I arrived home I went to bed right back and feet were killing me.

Saturday I went to the studio and met with three clients for commissions and met with Michelle Channel's watercolor "Misty Morning" for a client who is interested in a special gift for the Holidays. I spent the rest of the afternoon making more Christmas collage cards and to my surprise Alice Turner came in with a new line of her very affordable jewelry. Perfect for the last minute shoppers ...and oh so beautiful. Alice also gave me my own tools for the studio..everything an artist could possibly need to hand, wire, curve, twist....any upcoming project. It really was Christmas for just having her support and belief in me working in my space was a gift I needed to hear.

Today I have caught up on my laundry...that darn stuff keeps breeding overnight! I also watched old classics and worked on wrapping a few gifts...Ken was deep in thought completing his weekly plans and a curriculum meeting tomorrow. I try to work quietly so as not to disturb him in his process...I have a tendency to want to chat when he is in deep thought. Imagine and Live in Peace dear friends. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like things are very festive your way! Great fun! I know what you mean about wanting to talk when your husband is working. I have the same problem...or really my husband has the problem...hmmmmm.