I kind of feel like I had a mini vacation this past weekend. Friday I was lucky enough to spend a whole day at the beach. I mean the whole day. From morning until sunset. My youngest daughter and I spent the whole day at our favorite beach with our favorite snacks and refreshing drinks. We then made it into town late into the day to pick up a yummy pizza with a bit of wine and then headed back out to watch the sun set. It was a wonderful day!!! Saturday I no agenda, spent a few hours with both daughters and a night out with fun friends. Yesterday was of course my husbands day, but with the whole family with every one's help it was another relaxing day! Yep I got it, I'm relaxed and refreshed!
And...now that I had these three days of not working I now need to catch up. I have a list: more concrete chunky bowls (these seem to be popular again); two concrete water fountains to finish; a concrete fireball table to finish, an order for a concrete birdbath, and I'll be rapping up my new concrete table top fountain design. Whew!!!
I'll be posting a picture of these concrete designs as I get them done.
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.