Monday, January 26, 2015

Off to See the Wizard...


Actually, we are not off to see a wizard, sadly. We are, however, off to Kansas to see family, and perhaps we will encounter a wizard there. One can never tell, and I like to remain hopeful, on that score.

I have not posted here for a bit, but I have made some small progress on the 'July' tapestry. I have also been making several inquiries/contacts about exhibiting the series, and I will keep you updated on that!


In other 'breaking studio news:' my husband has made me a stunning, and to-be-envied gift!


He is a wonderful woodworker, and he made me this beautiful box easel! It is of hardwoods, and has an adjustable slanting top, and a drawer that opens in both front and back.

The drawer has a sliding, removable brush or pencil tray in it, made from wood from an apricot tree that we had to have removed from our yard.


So now, I am itching to fill it with tubes of paint and brushes (Oh, but I do hate to mess up the beautiful wood - and I am such a messy creator!) and to do some painting. I have not painted in such a long while! I am not even sure that I remember how. Maybe I will take my beautiful box and some canvas to Kansas and see if I can do some wizardry of my own. So then, I am off to BE the wizard! I like that....

3 comments:

Janette Meetze said...

That box is drop dead gorgeous! Have fun in Kansas and enjoy that box!

K Spoering said...

And the photos don't even do it justice, Janette! I'll let you know when I get to use it.

Mary said...

It is gorgeous. Maybe your husband will find his passion in the woodworking and then you can return to yours. Two people creating together but in separate spaces. I have a couple of friends whose husbands have recently given up work and they are finding that their domain is no longer their own, very stressful. I wish you well with the changes it, change is always hard.