Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sold and sad

"Into My Mystic" was in the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fest show WAX this weekend. I couldn't get to the show, but got a call that someone wanted to purchase it. At first I was thrilled, but then I got a little sad because this is a piece that I am so fond of. So off it went. It was bought by a couple that really loves it so I don't feel as bad, but I will miss it.

And then the girls went off to their new home overlooking Lake Michigan. I know they have a lovely home and their new owner loves them, but I will miss them too.

It's not easy letting go. At least when you let go of your flesh and blood children you know that you will see them again.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Something to think about, a lot

There are several reality shows on these days, and I watch several of them, but when I saw the one called "The Next Great Artist" I was pretty dumb founded. What and how can they do this? And who would want to be in this rediculous show!Of course I watched it. To my surprise, I liked it. So I watched it again, and again, and again. Maybe it's because I didn't go to art school, but I'n finding it very interesting and educational. Tonight the challenge was to create something that represented how and why they became artists.

So now I'm thinking.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

For Aunt Dode

Aunt Dode is 98. Tonight she is not doing well. She is my favorite aunt and my role model. She has always marched to her own drum, but very quietly and with respect for other's drums. Her smile is infectious and her heart is always open. She is an artist to her soul. She is a beautiful woman, even at 98. She is my mother's sister and my second Mom.
I am sending my love through this painting of her as my Mom's Maid of Honor.