So with my twirling, confused, trying to figure it all out mind, I paint and think.......sometimes my ideas don't really pan out like I had envisioned them.....so they morph....
what started out as a simple bird house painting, turned into something deeper, and more abstract. I liked the layers that were starting to develop. (this seems to be my route lately....seeing what emerges with just flinging paint around and letting go)
I like how it turned out in the end. (and even better that it went to a good home) :)
because my mind can't stay focused on one medium I have been dabbling with jewelry and different themed pillows.....raiding my stash of recycled fabrics.
The Eat sign was for the corporate offices at the Sidetrack bar in Ypsilanti.
playing around with sewing on paper.....
made a big puffy doll.......I need to do more of these, they make me happy.
and finishing up large special projects for more furniture show rooms.
Wandawood, a favorite spot for me and my people.
i've also been fantasizing about getting a little camper. I think i need one. don't you?
after a week up north I came home feeling refreshed, decided to go for a walk, and had my window smashed and my purse stolen out of my car. a fine how do you do after my trip, but I chose to look on the bright side, I really like my new license picture better than the one that was stolen. ;)
I look at my daughter who is in the last year of elementary school and my heart hurts just a little bit.
(ok, a TON) but we won't go there. She is still so much a little kid at 10, enjoying twirling on a merry go round. it kills me to see her off to middle school next year. I just want her to stay 10 for a little while longer.
so I create stuff, to not think about these things.
sometimes I start out simple.
In fact we are doing a show together on the 19th and 20th of October.
I've decided to pack up the whole shop and do the Ann Arbor Antiques market.
it's a new direction for them. they are now doing only select shows with an emphasis on recycled and re-purposed which is right up my alley! I think it will be great! I can't wait to see what signs Andy comes up with, because they are gonna be cool that's for sure.
i'm also working on some graphic hand lettered and numbered pieces myself, though mine are not free hand like Andy's, who is seriously amazing. I cannot say it enough.
I have to use graphite paper, then paint, but he just free hands it like the old school sign painters.
Trying to keep my mind occupied. It's hard when you're the type of person that notices everything and thinks too much.
but it's also nice being the type of person that notices the little things too. because those are some of the most beautiful things there are. :)