“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” -Alan Keightley
These two pieces were originally a bigger 24×24 piece that I just didn’t like. I decided to make some smaller boards while I practice the figure. I enjoy using my sketchbook, but for me to really work out issues, I like doing so with my usual materials. So these pieces are 12×12 acrylic and graphite on birch panels. Doing these on paper would not have given me the feedback I needed.
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks framing some of my work — with a lot of help from my husband who has saws and talent! In fact what took me a week to do, he did yesterday in one afternoon — cutting out, painting and assembling. He’s just really busy and I hate for him to spend a day off doing work for me!
We went to Murfreesboro (TN) on Friday to watch Luke’s DCI group, Music City and about ten other groups perform. Luke is a charter member of Music City, marching snare for four years. So this summer, he is working for them as a tech with the bass drum line. These kids ‘age-out’ of marching DCI at twenty-one which was last year for Luke. Music City is ranked number three nationally right now. They have two more weeks of competition before finals.
Don’t know how much painting I’ll get done this week. Friday we have some dear friends coming to spend the weekend with us and Friday night another couple from Florida who are renting a mountain cabin for the week will join us for dinner. I guess I’ll have to get a menu together, which means grocery shopping and I probably should clean my house – ha. I’m really looking forward to a house full of friends, laughter, food and wine. Nothing better!
“Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has, but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect. When her work is done, she forgets it. That is why it lasts forever.” -Lao Tzu