Thursday, May 26, 2011
Anwyn, Dyed Papers and Breezes
These are very much busy times for all of us. It has been quite rainy lately in Upstate New York, but like many, I am thankful that it is just rain. My heart goes out to so many, whose lives have been in peril with the tornadoes this year. Tim and I have been busy planting the flower beds as we can and this weekend, the rest of the vegetables will go in.
I am balancing new drawings for Monahan Papers, filling pattern orders, monthly offerings and finished items for upcoming shows. A smattering of Care Giving on weekends for my Mom and all of the things that two teen girls need done, make me wish for more hours in the day.
Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on Anwyn. Her name is Welsh for "pale one" and she is a nod, in this way to my heritage. I have been working on several wee folk, but I chose her for my AHA Artist's offering. It is her clothing that is a reflection of what has been inspiring me lately. The deep blacks of ink and mottles tones of aged looking papers...yes, my inspire was the hand dyed papers of my beloved friends.
Today finds me writing this post as a cool breeze makes it's way from the kitchen . The wind chimes are my music to work by this afternoon. A melon scented candle blends with that of a bunch of Sweet Annie that dances with those window breezes. Simple joys as I work.
...and so goes the beginning of Summer time for us. Graduations, barbecues, ice cream cones enjoyed with concerts in the park...and fireflies dancing about at the Drive-In. We welcome thee, Humble Summer.