A Piece Of Me...

I was born in the second half of the 1900’s, possibly descended of "Scottish Tinkers" (still finding this), Tetched with Megalomania, Decidedly Hetro and an emerging Crone!

Winter, Blue, Spiritual, Empathic, Artist, Artisan, Wordist, Herbalist and a Stone Caster!

Now then, for good measure I’ll throw in ADD, Bi-Polar, OCD and a bit plain ole NUTZ….. J I refer to this as having numerous "Cats In My Attic", which means I still have control...otherwise they would just be "Bats In My Belfry"! : )

Most of my time, these days, is spent dealing with a semi-bizarre condition, "Arachnoiditis w/Myoclonic Dystonia"! Such is life after a fairly severe (ACDF C4-7) spinal incident. I am so grateful to no longer be paralyzed after successful surgery, that I try not to whine about the “Chump Change”! I’m sure any Quadriplegic out there would gladly accept the sacrifice for the freedom of Mobility!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Favorite Doesn't Always Mean The "Nicest", Just Favored!

I was contemplating a quip from my Hunny, in his usual way of telling me he loves me he says "When we get rich I am going to buy you all new kitchen stuff!  Things that actually MATCH!!"  He often curses my propensity to like things that are not considered "Uniform"!  I of course am always eager to give him my response of how much I love my miss-matched life and it doesn't matter if I have co-ordinated utensils or not, they are all my FAVORITES!!  I have been accumulating the CRAP in my kitchen for over 20 years!  I use almost everything in this picture on a VERY regular basis!

In fact, this picture is featuring a very unique point of view! If you will notice, almost everything in this picture is DIRTY!!  Yep, right out of my kitchen sink!!  As I decided to take a picture of all my favorite "Kitchen Essentials", I noticed something ironically funny, almost everything I find ESSENTIAL and would rescue if I had a chance to be forewarned of pending doom, was already dirty and waiting to be cleaned!  I pulled very few things out of the drawer for this modeling session!

Included here is the Butcher Block that I rolled down the road on the sidewalk to get it home.  We were living on post, Fort Ord, when I bought it from a soldier relocating overseas.  He really hated to get rid of it, but they had already made their weight, things had to go... I bought it for $10 but let them use it right up to the day they left!  I have been rolling it around with me ever since 1990, several different homes even!  Yet every time, it seems to have the perfect place to FIT right in!

Nearly every piece on this table has a story, just the way I like my inanimate objects!  I should tell you my story about a towel sometime...  :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What Goes Up, Must Come Down! KaBlammm!

I was feeling my oats when I stopped by to see a friend of mine, anxious to tell him about my recent glory moments!  He does not compute, so I know I will surprise him and am feeling pretty audacious too!  I have known this man for close to 30 years.  I will say that most of our experience together has been on a professional level, but we have had a longstanding friendship too!

As I chat and carry on I finally tell him about being accepted as one of the Artist's to display at City Hall next year and he is astonished!  While he congratulates me he is communicating his surprise as he did not really know I was an Artist!  He knew that I had gone to College and taken Art courses and had been involved with Art when I lived in Monterey, but since he only knew me through work, my art had escaped him!  I explained to him that I have been getting back to my Art because of my disabilities and that I have been trying to realign my life while recouping!

As we shared a glass of wine, I diligently dug my photos out of my purse and started showing him some of my works!  As he looked at the pictures I saw amazement and awe on his face and became absolutely animated as I began to explain some of the different techniques and drawn out processes I would go through for each piece!  I was eating it up, he seemed like he was genuinely interested as he scrutinized closely a couple of the pictures, then as he looks up at me he has a strange look and he forces a little "laugh".  "You mean you did this shit on PURPOSE?" "You had a 'plan' for this?"  "I thought it was like you just threw the paint and that's where it landed!"

PPPPPHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!  I am soooooo deflated...........
maybe I can get my cat to walk on a couple of canvases for me......

Monday, November 15, 2010

I Am So Honored! I Was Picked To Display My Art In The Redding City Hall!!

WooHoo!  My head may inflate to the size if a blimp and My Hunny will have to Pop it to keep me from floating away!!  I am so excited, nervous and actually a little freaked out!!  It actually became official because I received my "Media and Artist Information" Packet! I believe I am positively giddy!!  :)