Monday, January 30, 2012
Monday and ready for Monkey tea tomorrow....
I was driving home from the studio and was met by my favorite UPS truck ...the driver had just delivered three new paperbacks and my little monkey man Tea infuser from Amazon. The photo is not very good...the flash is not cooperating with me so I will try to take another picture tomorrow in the sunlight...yes, we are expecting the sun to come out tomorrow!!!! I feel better already...Ken went to the doctor's office this afternoon and is slowly recovering from bronchitis and probably a virus. I went in late ...it is good to be your own boss and make the time schedules! Smile! I worked on a couple of interrupted works..."leave your fear at the door".... a collage I got distracted from with all the holiday hoopla! Then I framed a small collage for a donation for an art auction for the Welsh Schools in Granville. Its title is "The Life you have ordered has arrived!" Yes, it is small but I think it is powerful...I can only see giving small works away because I have two major commissions due this Spring. Check this image out and let me know what you think!!! I would not mind too much if the people who ask me for a donation would at least stop by and make a small paid contribution to maintaining the costs of having a public studio. Jingle this is for you...."Just saying!" The last UFO is a canvas I began the first layer of foundation for a mixed media work with a portrait of an anxious woman alone in her thoughts and worries and prayers.
I am calling "Waiting"...a portrait of a woman waiting for her husband, brother, or son or daughter to arrive home safely. The Merry Christmas illustration is from a dear artist Susie Shie who lives in Wooster, Ohio and sent this to me at the Holiday time.
Tonight we went to Bob Evans and I have enough for lunch tomorrow. I need to continue my work on the written proposal for my installation. I have about 8 good friends having their birthdays this month/week and it does not seem possible that some of these wonderful people have been with me for over three decades. I do not feel like I am getting older the the gray in my hair at the temples betrays my denial. I have three new books to peruse tonight under my quilts. Ken says he is going to work tomorrow...bronchitis ...yeah right!!!
I need to get to work now while I am still awake. I have already done my time on the elliptical
machine...yes for my fellow heart conscious artists I am still on this band wagon. No I have not done enough to lose a lot of weight...but I hate to admit it I am feeling stronger. Could Ken have been correct??? Exercise is actually good for you :0)!!! Have a wonderful week in your hopefully sunny and warm studios!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart