I saw the light in Norms eyes twinkle when I said it.. "I drew a sketch... in case you're curious" (lol).
I tell you - it's one of those times.. I am reminded we make a very good creative team- I enjoy creating on paper/canvas/wood - and he enjoys creating in a different dimension - you could say. While I was busy in the back yard painting Tiki - he was in the garage.
Later in the day he said "Come see your Tiki Bar!" When I walked into the garage and saw my sketch come to life in front of me - I felt emotional. Grateful.
I know what he is capable of & I know how long his "ToDo" list is. - lol The fact that he stopped it all to make this awesome Tiki Bar- in record time was appreciated more than flowers, dinner and bonbons! You can't 'Buy' love. You can pay a prostitute :) & they do deserve your money - but true love... NFS.
You can't buy love - but you can express your love & appreciation in countless ways.
This was one of those ways and I am grateful.
My TiniWeenieTiki will be at the show this Saturday - look for the TIKI hut.
I'm not sure how the show will go, it's never easy to put yourself out there & to put a price on your work' one that others might not agree with- usually thats because they have no concept of how long it takes to create something, the many steps & brushstrokes involved.
Perhaps no tiki will sell - maybe they will all sell! I really don't care because I enjoy them & I KNOW they will make my friends & family smile.. that alone has been worth creating them and you'll soon see they progress into garden totems, animal tiki totems & more. Every new day I'm excited to be imagining the new Tiki I'll create the nest day. Be sure mohave a peek at the TIKI Bar- I've made it a TIKI Fortune telling bar- with 37 different responses- It's simple- what ever you read first - when you walk up to the TIKI bar- is what the TIKI want's you to focus on! hee hee
The trick is to keep trying.
Trying by being creative, expressing yourelf- let yourself shine- no matter what ANYONE else thinks. Remember when at a show - the only ones who ever say anything negative are those who are jealous, insecure, usually not creative themselves or just nasty f*ckng people with nothing better in their lives so they knock others work. LOOK, and listen WHERE it is coming from - wish them well - tell them to fuck off and keep moving forward. ;)
Below a couple of detailed shots of the 'Tiki Fortune telling bar' - even the bamboo that holds up the roof is 'painted PVC pipe. ;) Today- Back to painting Cannabis for me! Taking a tiki break- I read today Canopy/Canada is researching cannabis for dogs & creating a dog food with it in it! - YEAH! I'm so grateful to read knowing soon our pets will have the same options- safer than pills in many cases I've no doubts! The times they are a changing!
with TLC & THC