Norm came home the other day and had to go back to work on an emergency.. I usually 'unwind' with Norm, we watch a movie together and then off to bed, but with him back to work - I thought - why not! back to work for me too!
Into the studio/painting room and there was this white chair, it had been white for at least 6 years, time to just add paint! No sketches, no thoughts of what I was even going to paint... it did not take long for my sheep to appear, the rest... just felt good.
I did remember to take few photos as I went along. Norm arrived home but by this time I was in my groove - lol.. he went to bed and I stayed up painting past two.
I need the chair! I'm having company this thanksgiving!!
I asked thinking, it's been a very difficult year for this family with the death of Jim*, and I know sometimes we don't want to celebrate much - let alone holidays - so I would have been be fine either way, it was for my cousin to decide & Elly said "Sure! A change will be nice" and I AM THRILLED! I'm painting chairs and on PIN for decorating ideas!
I cannot pull it off anymore by myself (not even close) - so it's a pot luck too! (the food kind) I need a chair(s) and the white was simply too boring for the day!
I already feel truly blessed to be having our Fall Feast here!
I wish I could invite more, really! lol My house will be full as it is!
Family, friends, Dogs and LOVE = FULL HOUSE!
I mailed out the invites and now that they have seen them all and said YES! lol
I can show you! Hand painted on HEMP cards of course.
It's weeks away but I have much to do! Today I'm transforming my kitchen chairs, finishing a custom made garland, painting the Turkey giveaway & more!
My son has gone away for the weekend, I was teary when he left, I tried to hide it but was not completely successful - it bothers me that I am physically unable to go with him.
I thought maybe this year.. he left reminding me 'your having better days than last year mom...' after he pulled away I burst into tears. Then, I said to myself - fell sorry or go create something that WILL make someone smile. That has become my job - lol.
It's not like I get paid to draw or paint every day, and I have been blessed by all of you - to realize - money means nothing - as usual.
I have been blessed, thanked and reminded a thousand times over now.
It is ALL about making others SMILE & occasionally - think. ;)
Time to go paint. I will be waiting until he comes back home for my hug and to hear what fish he caught in his new BIGGER net. I am so proud of our son, who ventures out on his own - exploring the world - not waiting for others or even life to 'wait until it's convenient'
He certainly is not afraid of much. Bears beware. ;)
<>< xox -
* Jim (Elly's husband) died earlier this year in a terrible accident. Golfing.
I will continue to educate on this subject as long as I live. It should NOT have happened.
We all miss Jim very, very much. xox
You can read about it by clicking on the tag Jim Smith ? Golf cart death.