Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Whew..........what a busy day....I am blessed!!!!
a shiny new Christmas bow is ready for the big gift box reveal!
I arrived early and YES I found my missing glasses in the studio on my wonderful messy work table. Yes ...the chemo brain syndrome strikes again! I am just grateful to have my real tri-focal lenses back in my head. I began working on the 100 ornaments ...readying them for this Saturday's big Christmas hullabaloo party. Our numbers are up to 72 children...yee gads we are going to spreading the holiday spirit around lavishly this weekend! Michelle and her daughter Rosa will be providing family portraits and fun Christmas photos with Santa Claus. She decorated a huge gift box today and it is ready to make personal poses to treasure with family for years to come. Abby and Justin came in to help me add the ribbons and jingle bells to the ornaments and finish the removal of the paper labels on the back...the glue is amazing! That little Justin is a whiz at installing the ribons into the jingle bells and he works for candy canes!!!! Lisa K came in and we met with Lyn Logan Grimes about our upcoming exhibit in January 2013 ...Collaboration and Communication through our Art mediums and text. Lisa and I will be working with about 6 other artists ...who will also be introducing an emerging artist to our community. Each artist is on a journey in solitude...but this is a unique opportunity for a recognized artist to introduce a new artist and their vision. A dear friend came in... Kay Denhardt...she came in to tell me that her husband had passed ...unfortunately I missed it in the newspaper and I felt her sorrow when she shared her new status and the loneliness ...I invited her to come back next week so we could just spend some time together and maybe have some lunch. Kay is a retired Art teacher who have survived her own personal brain cancer issues. The two couples from "Frosty Morning " came in for lunch...I miss the days when they would perform in the central gallery weekly. They are an astonishing blue grass group...and a real joy for our community . I went after the studio time and found some more jingle bells ...you can never have too many jingles in your life!!!!!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
P.S. Today is the Angry Bird anniversary...I think I need one of those wonderful hats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!