I have been slow(er than usual) to post anything to my blog lately because all the recent blog stuff is about mom, and I don't want those posts to drift down, as if it is disrespectful to her memory. But I don't want to abandon my blog either, and making art makes me closer to her spirit. I just want all of you who have sent nice notes and posted blog responses here to know how much it has meant to me, I am still getting emails now and then with a PS attached about mom. It makes me sad and happy. I can't explain. There is definately a hole in my life. And I have to remind myself of the saying "better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all." There is only such a hole because she was such a tremendous person.
Today I took the Plaster Architecture class at Art and Soul. It was really great. I made the plaster house (3rd from left) pictured here. Good enough, but I learned great technique. Stephanie Lee was a kind teacher. I have lots of bouncing points for ideas, and was especially thrilled to learn how to make plaster molds.
These are other things I've done lately... the painting I did several months ago in a class at Gretchin's Scarlet Star Studio. The stuffed animal is one I've made for a friend's baby... one of many strange creatures I've made lately. The doll is made from a roll of toilet paper, and is paper mache- my friend Kate taught me how to make her.
Sometimes I feel very lonely, but am pretty lucky to have some pretty incredible artists and art in my life. It can really be a saving grace.
Hope everyone is well,