Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The magic of a friendship and a pot of tea....
I met a wonderful family today from Westerville and the four children were all home schooled and had a wonderful enriching day at The Works. They came over in the morning and had lunch and I made friends with Trinity. She was 8 years old and very interested in the Arts and Michelle's Mona Lisa class project...painted in a Van Gogh thick brush stroke style. Ian, Coen and Alex were busy brothers and I sent them over to watch our guest glass artist Sarah Vaughn's demonstration of her exquisite glass blowing styles. They came over after the glass studio for a Velvet Ice Cream and we had a great time recollecting our thoughts and impressions about their day. I advised them to check into a membership and to come back for the summer concert series. I do hope they are coming back to visit...I really enjoyed this delightful family.
Vicki Noble stopped by with a delicious orange pastry from a Granville bakery and I made a pot of tea to share with such a wonderful friend. I need people like Vicki in my life as I branch out on my own in my own studio. When the weather breaks I need to get to her barn sale and select some items that I might need to use this summer with my students. The sewing machines have been adjusted and are ready for Saturday's lesson and Kasey wants to make her "fish" theme shoulder purse. Vicki and I shared some marketing ideas and possibilities over our tea. She asked me about Friday's "The ARTS on Fridays" and at first i said no but after tonight's emails and maps I decided I will be working in the studio this Final Friday!
When the quiet returned to the studio I worked on several collaged cards ...they help me pay the rent :O)! Judy Handel came in to pick up the two special birthday "lion themed" cards for her two grand daughters. She was delighted and squealed with delight...she had already sent over a bag of paints and ribbons for me to use as design elements in my projects. No one succeeds alone and I am making each day count. I have some people coming next Monday from Dayton to visit and check out what I am working on. I am working on the Hindi translation for my special commission and I need to use the interference paints for the base layer and then add my goddess images and influences ...this is a totally new experience for me in a diverse culture that is so mysterious to my process. I need to get back to work now. Go make ART and breathe in spirit of creating. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
p.s. Domino continues to amaze the girls with his antics...he is pretty cute :O)!