Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy 2009! David and I went over to my mom and dad's house last night to spend some time with Annie, Luis and the boys who are leaving today for their home in Florida. I so enjoyed spending the last two weeks together. It's hard having my one and only sister live so far away. Living in Florida is one thing...I've got relatives that live near Sarasota and it's only a 15 hour drive...but my sis lives in the Keys which is basically a 24 hour drive from Indianapolis, Indiana. So, of course I tried my best to talk her into moving back to Indiana (yet again), so we'll see how that goes. I just don't know how she could turn down cold winters and snow for 80 degree winter weather and year-round sunshine. Maybe some day she'll change her mind.

I made this piece into a soldered pendant for my sis for Christmas. Aren't her boys adorable?

I did a small canvas yesterday...the last of 2008. It's a bit darker than my normal work, but I've just felt so lost lately with all the stress of the holidays, missing kitty and the general winter blues. So, while I was in the shower yesterday (a great place to think,, I realized that I should use art to get some of my the thoughts and feelings out (I normally just bottle everything up inside) and start the healing process.

So here is the result. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it...David likes it but says it's kind of scary. He took the photo of me and said it looked like a mugshot...which is exactly the look I was going for. Believe it or not, creating it has made me feel so much better.

Hope you have a wonderful 2009!


1 comment:

Ann's ART said...

The image of the boys is darling. I would love to have a pendant like that with a pic of my kids. I looked at your etsy shop! Fabulous art! I tried to make some pendants out of my art....not quite as good as yours.....haha. Well, it is a goal to try new things. Nice to run in to your blog!