Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Spring Events!

So much to show and tell, now that spring seems to be fairly certain of staying on the Olympic Peninsula, it's difficult to know where to begin. After a week of sun and rain today, the willow down the hill is shouting in yellow-green. Everything that could possibly flower, is doing it with a vengence. I love the gray winter for the indoor creativity it encourages, but SpRiNG is Downright Exciting!! I go through buying Toooo many plants, then remember that what I Still like best is being in the studio or in front of the computer. I'm going to donate the pink flamingo New Zealand flax to David and Brian's new home in Shoreline....just as soon as the new and Improved Hood Canal Bridge opens up and I can see them again. I'm thankful that it's challenging to get out here, so fewer people want to come. I can still find a parking place anywhere I go, and meet people I know whenever I go downtown.

Even the view from the Safeway parking lot is beautiful, with snow-capped Olympic Mountains and flowering trees. It's wonderful having most of the family only seventy-some miles away, but we are all so busy, I hadn't seen them since snowy Christmas.

I went to Seattle early on the day before Easter and David came to join me at Doug's where the Boys, Serene, and I decorated eggs
. Artistic, slightly competitive egg decorating with wax resist, last year's dyes, and acrylic paint and brushes donated by Doug...who is currently having a show of his paintings at the Wallingford Center in Seattle.

I can't think of anyone I'd rather hang out with than my brothers. We left Serene to make the carrot cake and went to see Doug's show and David's new and larger studio...and of course, LUNCH!!! A family of Foodies at play--Lunch Box Laboratory in Ballard--Very special burgers and sides, funky ambience. I want to make paintings from photographs like these:

Doug in David's new studio--twice the size of his old one! Lest you think I've been an art piker while my brothers are productive, here are phase 1, 2, 3 of a 4' x 4' portrait I've been working on:

4/4, 4/7, and today. It's starting to look a little like her. See updates as they happen on my Facebook page.

For my Northeast fans, I'll have art dolls in a show in Wayne, PA, and I understand that some of the doll club members from CT are going to the opening on May 31st...more on that later.

As I get older, I appreciate my choices more, and the preciousness of Time, and doing what I want to do the most. Painting, writing, designing. Being outdoors and with friends...I'll never run out of things to do!

More later, on Easter and Read 'em and Eat's weekend at Hobuck Beach. Must sleep now so I can be ready for the job that pays the bills tomorrow.



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