Where did the day go?? It was a beautiful morning so I dawdled around the house with a second cup of coffee. I did get a load of whites into the washer...I know I am rationalizing but being home this morning was a quiet refuge with only the songbirds singing the morning in. I have the pattern ready to cut for my summer cotton vest... there are only 4 major parts/pieces but I really need to check the instructions for this endeavor. I need to make an inventory of the dyes and materials this weekend so I can begin dying a couple scarves. I want to explore and design my elements to be able to wear my wares on my trip.
Yesterday I was surprised and delighted to see a great artist and a friend to all children ...Jim Arder is originally from Newark and an artist that tells stories through his mixed media and sculptures. He was here to meet with Janice and Larry to make plans for this summer's upcoming Art weeks. He looks so relaxed as he should be...he retired in January and is working full time as a professional artist and consultant. There is something about reuniting with a loving spirit and Jim has a way of generating such a positive aura around everyone he meets. The children who will work with him will have life changing and self esteem confidence building experiences that are invaluable.
I decided to make the Mother's Day cars since the honoring Sunday in on May 12, 2013. I miss my own mother but I feel I honor her each day I work in my studio Whispers and Echoes Studio...which is named after her. I never really know how many to make...people are so easily persuaded to pick up a card at their weekly grocery shopping. I listened to the CD from "Eat, Pray, Love" as I worked in solitude ...the various types of music and cultures seem to float around the sunny room.
Jim Arder seems to get younger when he visits ...the children are going to have a wonderful time working and creating with Jim! Welcome back to The Works!