A little art alchemy is what my world is infused with, as my deadline looms, and I hit the 72 hour crunch...
I had hoped to share some most magical squeal worthy excitement with you today. Alas, I must finish my work. And then, we will plan to party like its 1865. Sound good?
I have been so busy. I mean, busy (albeit, an exciting creative vibe busy). Below is a little more than half of my deadline (all completed art pieces on the front). I say half, as there is also clay involved. (I removed the color of the canvases, to surprise a little later)
My behind the scenes is truly, Mad ;)
I can't even begin to tell you what my checklist looks like.
And yet, I have this habit, that goes like this -
Whenever I am really busy, I also throw extra projects into the mix. Like tilling a small parcel of land, and starting my first lawn from seed :) (we'll see what happens)
When I was in college, and I had HUGE papers due, I would decide that during the paper writing, I was going to do such things as reorganize every cabinet in the entire house. It is almost like, the more I have to do, the more I get done...
Do you find yourself doing the same thing? I wonder what it means...?
I do know this much - My sanity is in the garden. I will tell you a tale one day, about how I discovered my passionate love of soil in 1994.
The Milk Thistle I spoke of a few days ago, is blooming...
Isn't it amazing?
I don't know what is happening to me? I am hyper-nature-sensitive these days. And moved profoundly, by all of the little details...
I can't get enough of the beautiful and strong leathery roses. I watched, as the 40 year old rose bush changed from winter to spring. Then buds emerged, then petals peaked out. And now, I am crazy in love...
Can't get enough...
When I take breaks from my work (of the art variety), I roam our property. Yesterday, I found wonderful sights.
The garden has been ever so kind to me this year. My first 4 years I tried planting seeds here, to no avail (although my sunflowers always grow). Wrong timing, animals nibbling, and I didn't understand the soil.
But, it got better and better as the years went by. And maybe this year, everything I have learned about successfully growing here, will come to fruition? (beets, carrots, pumpkins etc.) We'll patiently wait and see... (okay, maybe not so patiently, but we don't have a choice ;)
I stood in front of a giant dumpster that Mister Lovee ordered (to fill with winter brush), and snapped a photo of a precious nature finding...
I stood there, just totally dumbfounded at the tender complexity of this little guy.
Then, I said to Mister Lovee -
"I don't know what is wrong with Me this year, I am so super hyper sensitive to everything that is growing. I don't remember being this crazy over every little detail. Where was I before?"
This was his answer - (as he made a graceful filigree movement into the sky, with his hands)
"Bing bing bing, out in the stratosphere somewhere......who the heck knows......"
I laughed and laughed at his answer, and then went back to work...
Which is just what I am off to do now.
Wish me luck ;)
The superb news is that, in 72 hours, my intense deadline will be on an airplane, and I will be party planning, and having a ball here with you!!
ps: Here is a photo of a voluptuous blonde, hanging out by the pool, in the simulated tropics ;)
She gets in the pool, off and on, all day. I change her water, and fill it to the top constantly. She is hanging in there, doing okay. She feels your love. I know this much, to be true...