She came by the studio to say hello last week. Apparently she stumbled upon my blog and just had to come by and say hi in person. It was so much fun to see her. She hasn't aged a day since I last saw her. While visiting with her I was immediately transported back to the drawings, plaster dioramas, and sugar easter eggs she patiently encouraged us to create. Martha Stewart, move over. Her visit really made me think a lot about the people who nurtured my creative side growing up. I am so grateful that I had teachers and caregivers who appreciated the arts and recognized how much my life was driven by them. I guess what I'm trying to say is, "Yes, Mrs. Barney, It is all your fault. Thank you."
The puppies (I can't bring myself to call them dogs) are doing well. Gidget continues to learn how to play, but simply cannot wrap her head around how to play fetch. I throw the ball and she runs and attacks Midge. Midge gets the ball and then wrastles Gidget. Good game.
Until next time,
I'm sorry that you all can't see "Sabrina" in person. She's quite simply elegant. I tried to get some closeups of the beadwork on the mats, but they just don't have the sparkle that they do in person.
This Noah's Ark was particularly fun for me. It was a collaborative surprise for my stretcher who is having her first baby soon. Mindy, the stitcher, let me get input from the mom-to-be on how to frame it. (I let her think I was having a creative block.) It was so much fun asking her opinion on the colors, design, etc. as the piece progressed and the whole time she didn't have any idea it was for her own nursery! What fun! Better yet, I made her stretch it herself! I can't wait to see it in the nursery.
This one is a fresh take on an older Shepherd's Bush piece. I'm thinking it was quite successful.