Friday, November 18, 2011
Did you ever have one of those days...
I went into the studio..without breakfast...maybe that is why I felt a little off. I ate an Italian sausage with onions and wonderful peppers...it was today's special only 2.50 and it tasted great! Then I was asked to help make some golden place cards for a friends Thanksgiving dinner for 16 people. I played...selected the beautiful papers..punched out maple leaves...then created the 16 name cards successfully and wrapped them into a bit of brown silk ribbon. Happy Thanksgiving!
Then I surmised the ever rising load on my work table... my mountain of piled papers etc how the heck to do you keep this work area clear??? I get into a rhythm and before I know it I have every little doodad and paper and stamp out of it storage place...and chaos reigns! Tomorrow Iwill have a relatively quiet day in my space...there is no party or wedding planned so i should have the space to myself. I plan to start painting the face of my jolly old elf tomorrow..and while it is drying i will return some design elements to their proper place. I do want to get my little Christmas tree out this week... and put together a few gifts to sell for the Holidays. There is an anticipation already for the upcoming Thanksgiving day celebrations and Ken and I are looking forward to a quiet day where we do just what we need and want to to do...I will cook a small bird ...dressing with oysters for Ken...sweet potatoes...hot rolls...and whatever we get together. I will probably have the traditional green bean casserole also but the day is just for contemplation and gratitude reflections.... I am planning to photograph my little belated Inchies...I think I am about 8 weeks behind. Mea Culpa..... Mea Culpa... Mea Maximum Culpa! I am not sure of the spelling...this is Latin for "I am sorry"
I hope to complete the Santa image on wood.... he is almost 6 foot tall and I want him to be reflective with snow and frosty illusions ...this is out of my comfort zone so I continue to move forward...painting on brushstroke at a time and then a reflective dusting of special glitters. Festive and Happy like every Santa should be when a child first sees him. I am including a few photos of some of my visitors...I had a terrible headache by the early afternoon so I came home and went to bed in a dark room before it was a full blown migraine. I am blessed to have Michelle and Vicki and little Cindy stopping by...so I hope I did not hurt anyone's feelings...I was just so out of sorts with pain. Embrace the moment ...one of these days I am going to leave all of my typographical errors in my post...my brain is struggling to find the right key and spelling is a real challenge right now. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart