Peter is leaving for Costa Rica tonight. He has cooked almost every meal since he;s been here. He has turned into an excellent cook everything is from scratch and by hand. His bread is wonderful, Sam has been spoiled by his soups and we've learned that almost everything is better with a habaero pepper in it. Husband will miss all the extra spice in his food, But all good things come to an end. It has been a great visit, and I will miss him insanely. .. but I will not miss the dirty dishes he leaves behind. But I will miss the call of Ma, we need some onions, some celery and more green pepper, and the laugh I have when he insist there is fun in cutting up a chicken. Personally I've never had fun cutting up a chicken. And I'll miss his, attitude twords not throwing in spare part of that turkey away. he made excellent turkey taco's ... who knew turkey tacos were that great. I'll miss his experiments of bread sponges and trying to make a "sour dough starter" but not the mess that is left behind. I'll miss him bounding down the steps in the morning, but not the remnants of his beard after he's trimmed it, in his bathroom sink. I'll miss him rolling his eyes when I ask him stupid computer questions. that he's answered for me 10 times before. And I'll miss all those conversations we had in the car driving or in the kitchen dicing and slicing, for his dishes. I'll miss him more than I'm happy to be over the mess he leaves behind.
Could I be any happier. Doubt it. Sitting between my two kids on the sectional watching white Christmas.
TIs that time of year when you drift off to sleep a little bit more gleeful... with a bit more elfin joy. Last night I drifted off to sleep with my family all under one roof. And a lighter hearted. There's a different energy in the house with everybody in it. Sam had a Holiday Concert at school Peter, husband and I meet for a quick dinner before the concert. We got home later in the evening Peter helped Sam make cookies for a class party. We all went to bed a bit later than we should have, after spending the evening cooking and baking all being together. IT WAS GREAT>
Today Peter and I ran Christmas time errands around town. Getting things for tomorrow night. We're having a little family party, my dad is here for a few days our niece is going to be here tomorrow evening, Peter and his girlfriend and Sam and her boyfriend and husband and myself.
Sam and me get along like to old souls. As my brother once said we are our Thelma and loise.
I wish to paint trees in a different perspective in 2015. Looking at my post it seems they are all the same painting with variations of color. Tis true, but I have commissions to tend to. I do want to write something of more whimsy like" I have birches to paint before I sleep" something referencing that Frost poem of "miles to go before I sleep."
"The woods are lovely dark and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep. ... And birch trees and night skys to paint before I sleep...... before i sleep. Three more paintings to go before Christmas.
I am Very Grateful for every commission... and I will toast to you all next year in Paris, Florence and Rome.
You can always tell a good art fair by how well you got to know your neighbor. The best are when you smile and say Hi at the beginning setting up and when your tearing down. The not so good ones are when you learn a lot about them, and they get to know you even to the point were you exchange email addresses.. However some of us have turned that around. If its a slow day, we make trades with each other. sometimes it works out other times it doesn't. But it makes the day a bit more fun.
I've moved my trades to Gallery529, This year I was fortunate enough to be a part of the new coop Gallery529 in Littleton. Tis the season to go shopping. Business has been good. We have 25 or so beautiful artist and artisans. This week I started making trades with my fellow artist at the gallery. Oh what fun.
I wanted to share some of my trades. I Love them. The bracelet from Jessica Engels I never would have initiated, I'm not a jewelry person, thank goodness she wanted a trade. I love it so much I've worn it every day since I've gotten it. In the spring I'm planning on purchasing a pink one.
Jessica Perry's wrap, words can not describe how thrilled I am with it... Love it Love it Love it!
Nancy French and I were/are??? suppose to trade one of my tree collages for a small tree house, (a gift for someone on my list) I already have a big tree house of Nancy's in my foyer. However Nancy is sold out of small tree house... I hope she makes some more soon....
Stop on in at the gallery, you'll be surprised it's beautiful. and Act 3 is a lovely place to relax after your day of shopping.
I need some help understanding something. Why why why, did I wake at 5:30 to wait and listen to the phone to ring to tell me school has been cancelled for the freezing rain and road condition. The call came later with a two hour delay.
The slope on the down hill drive way was layered in black ice, but we went holding hands Thelma and Louis style, down the drive, we made it. The roads were ice, saw two accidents on the way to school. Half way to school the call came that school was closed.
Sam has been on twitter, apparently the kids on the school bus are stuck on the bus, waiting for road conditions to improve before they are driven home.
Superintendent I ask REALLY Really.....
The new night sky, " I wish I had a River", will be at Gallery529 Tuesday evening. The Night sky that is there now was sold this morning and "The Icey Sky at Night" sold the day I put it on the internet within hours Friday night!
This would make a beautiful Christmas present......
Blue Moon Evening, sister sold two nights ago, One of my first big encaustics to leave the nest. This one is heading to Mt Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, next Friday. It's new home will be in the MAH Pain Center. They wanted a peaceful/restful blue. Absolutely NO REDS! I guess blue manages pain and red targets it.
This one will be at Gallery 529 im Littleton until next Friday morning.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was beyond words having son home for a few days. He kinda took over the kitchen who knew he made pie crust. It was actually the best pie crust ever. When he was in middle school we always watched Alton Brown, and now he's reading this very large book on the science of cooking, what ever he learning it's working. His new girl friend came over for awhile, every time we meet her we like her more and more.
It's a sight watching your kids go from the little people they use to be, to people they are becoming. Like all parents we just wish we got to see more of him. And I don't want to even think about what it will be like when Sam's not here all the time.
So 25 days till Christmas/// Oh I've so much to do!
My kids. No they are not little anymore... one off to Google one home for another year.