Tuesday, May 30, 2006

the longest tuesday...

What a quiet day. We have another graduation party to attend tonight. Two parties in two days... my, my, aren't we wild?
Had to make a little art today between chores. I soldered gary's pendant, too. Won't he be shocked and awed?

Sunday, May 28, 2006


~no, not officially, but the kids are out of school. Time for a sigh of relief... a few minutes off the treadmill. The weather has been heavenly, but so dry. Stage 3 water rationing begins this week. Makes me thirsty to think about it. I think I am recovering from my post-show lethargy. So much energy goes into preparing for a show that afterwards I need a few days to recover. My next project will be to re-do my studio space. It has become so cluttered. Isn't this riviting reading???

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Today I stumble
over little miracles,
find myself tripped
by unseen wonders.
I am not as graceful
as I am in my dreams,
nor as astonished
as one might think,
but quietly thankful
and content
to watch the sky,
a pale blue sheet
where I might
write my song.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Art Walk was a great success. What a beautiful day. My sis and daughter hung out with me and we had a delightful time! The crowd seems lighter that last May, but folks were in a shoping mood. Several shop owners are interested in my pendants. I got lots of nibbles for special orders. All in all a very fine day...

Friday, May 19, 2006


I am DONE! Over 150 pendants... Damn, I'm good! LOL! No, I'm not good... just crazy and tired! Art Walk is tomorrow. Hope I can stay awake. Should be a great day... hot and sunny. I must sleep...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

making progress...

I have soldered all but 8 of my pendants!! Hooray! When I work on them for hours at a time I get this nasty pain beneath my left shoulder. Feels like a dagger.
I hope to finish up today, then I will work on a few collages that are almost done. Weather looks good for Art Walk.
The photo shows about 60 pedants... nearly half of what I have made for this show.

Monday, May 08, 2006

making art

This is the thing-
you’ve got no band,
no back-up singers,
can’t rehearse.
Just take out your stuff
and make something,
hope somebody,
gets it.

Your best bet
is to shoot for pretty.
Don’t show your friends
if it gets too dark or weird.
Laugh at yourself.
Never act like
it could be a sliver
of your soul.
Just sing out loud
and use your hands
like some instrument
you picked up for a song,
like you don’t care
who is listening.

help wanted

Here are a FEW of the pendants I need to solder. I wish I had an assistant for this task. It is not my favorite step in this process. I WILL solder these this week, you hear me? ~grins~

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

a cinquain for johannes linstead

For Johannes

Your hands
are a wonder,
instruments of magic
that rain sparks and novas upon
my heart.