Today was Sam's last IEP meeting-ever. I didn't think it would affect me as much as it did. I thought I would be able to get right back to work in the studio but I found myself staring at my canvas thinking about all the things that were said. Not to mention meeting the adult services coordinator who was trying to get a handle on what his transition would be like. It's scary and a bit hopeful just like everything in Sam's life. On my way home from the meeting a saw an older gentleman leaning against a tree about a block from my house. I could tell something wasn't right and I slowed down and turned around and when I put my window down he asked me if I could help him before I even asked. He told me he has an issue with balance and that he felt unsafe to walk across the street to his car. He was holding a big novel in his hands as well. Another person stopped to help also. He was very grateful and sweet and said he had a problem with his cerebellum which controls your balance. Coincidently we just recently discovered that Sam has a small cerebellum which is causing some of his balance and gait issues. I find it amazing how much "synchronicity " (as my son Zach would say) there is in my life. I have so many stories like this one that have occurred over the years but even more amazing- I wish I had time to share. Tomorrow I will be back in my studio because I am working on a really different piece that I am very excited about.
Monday, October 13, 2014
This is my latest piece completed on 10/13. Lady Chatham -What is she thinking? There are so many stories that can be told here therefore I will leave it up to the viewer. Feel free to leave a comment with your take! This painting is 16x20 painted on stretched canvas with painted sides.
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Delphine is a Florists to the stars. Here she is in her shop on Rodeo Drive.. Over the past week, I became quite lost in Delphine's world. I 'm certain there must be a florist like this in Beverly Hills. This original painting is 16x12 painted on stretched canvas with painted sides.
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Monday, September 29, 2014
Royal Treatment was completed on 9/29 . Boy it feels like fall today. It's so dark and grey outside against the brilliant leaves very beautiful indeed. I am loving the variations of greens and gold's lately. I wish I had a canopy bed. When I was little, I use to make my bed into one with curtains and blankets. In my new studio, on the second floor of my home, I am entertained by the neighborhood children. Sometimes I turn off my music and just listen to them playing and the sweet and funny things they say to each other. The dimensions of this painting are 11x14 painted on stretched canvas with painted sides. click this link to view to purchase.
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I decided to change the walls to a more bluer tone. I feel more settled now!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I enjoy creating themed- type paintings. I love doing the research and bringing it all together. Since it's almost October I thought Edgar Allan Poe might be a good choice. These dark stormy colors are actually my favorite. I can remember memorizing the first paragraph of The Raven when I was in High School for an English class. Actually Edgar Allan (not Allen) was born in Boston. He married his cousin, Virginia, shown in the reflection. He died at the age of 40. This is how I imagine his work station. This painting is 8x10 painted on stretched canvas with painted sides. Thanks for stopping by. https://www.etsy.com/listing/204576978/original-still-life-painting-nevermore?ref=shop_home_feat_1
My next painting involves a queen......
Saturday, September 20, 2014
I thought I'd get back into the swing of things by creating some small works. Garden Harmony is 8x8 painted on stretched canvas. The sides are also painted to match and it's wired and ready to hang.
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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Just completed on Sept. 6th. Guardian Angel 8x10 on stretched canvas. With painted sides. Ever since Sam was born, I have wanted to believe that he had a Guardian Angel. My mother gave me that classic print to hang in his room of the Angel watching over two children on a rickety bridge. I can recall so many moments confirming that indeed there was an angel keeping him from great harm. A lot of close calls that really make a person know there is something greater than ourselves. Recently Sam has been going through such a rough patch behaviorally. It has been dental related which is something we dread because it is never ever easy. However, we have encountered a most recent Guardian angel who has figured out what is wrong and is willing to fix all his dental problems so we don't have to wait months for an opening with the hospital. Sam has been so brave and patient during this time. I am so grateful for stumbling upon this "angel dentist. "
I had to create a painting around this idea. It's my way of reaching out I guess in search of that greater power. Thanks for stopping by.