Monday, March 24, 2008
This is an old painting which I have never really shown people. Up to today I just was not sure about it. Today it shows you just the energy I have been feeling over the weekend! Let me tell you what happened.
On Friday, my very schedule driven husband wanted to toss everything up in the air and "fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants" for the evening. He didn't want a real dinner, but just some nice snacks and wine! This is totally unlike him, but I thought he was just feeling festive because it was a holiday weekend. He didn't have any time off, but it seemed like he was feeling good about the weekend in general. For me, I thought...."whatever!" It had been a busy day with the door bell ringing several time, the phone ringing and trying to get some of these "snacks" together for the evening. We were sitting around kind of doing our own kind of thing here and the door bell rang AGAIN! I said, "Steve, please get that I am so tired of that thing ringing." So he gets up and goes to the door. The next thing I know he is saying, "Kim, you must come here and help me!" I thought, 'what now?'
So off I go to the door and who was there? My daughter! Yes, she had spent all day getting here from California (a trip she, my son and my husband had been planning since Christmas)! I was so shocked, I didn't think I could stand up! I miss her so much being so far away. She has been here 3 days now (and gets to be here a few more before going back to school), and I can still hardly believe it! So this painting kind of shows you how I am feeling...just excited and over the top with joy...like fireworks going off all the time!
I know you all have seen where she has posted on this blog from time to time. And I understand if you can't comprehend how excited I am feeling to have her here. I know I do not talk too much about my personal life here and promise not to get into that, but this surprise will have an affect on my postings here the first of the week. So I wanted to let you know I will respond to each and every comment here...it may just take me a bit longer to get back to you.
I have a feeling this experience will show itself in a painting before long. So for all of you who have commented on me staying on track...I may be showing you how that isn't always true for me.
So today, tell me how something special has affected your work. This life of creativity we lead is not a linear one to be sure...I like to call it a web. What do you call it?
Now I also want to remind you...tomorrow I will be having another conversation with an incredibly talented artist. I know you are going to not only enjoy the conversation I have with Barbara Wilson, but you are going to learn a great deal. It will be very exciting and insightful.