My dear friends and readers,
I know it has been too long…
I have not written, visited or even read blogs.
I haven’t done more than the bare minimum of my
on-line duties and joys for weeks.
Many of you know I am a Dancer’s mom.
And June is packed with more than the usual amount
of classes rehearsals and concerts.
Added to that, Mia was accepted to a summer dance
program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.
She will be gone for 6 weeks. Gone.
4 hours away from her stinky old mom.
It will be like losing a body part for me.
But a truly exciting experience for her, and something for me to brag about.
I have been squeezing in some time for myself though.
In my (not so) Priti Studio I painted a wedding gift.
St. Dorothy, protector of Newlyweds.
Acrylics on 1 inch thick oak.
She fits the romantic theme at IA this week…
Thanks Stephanie for the perfect prompt!
I didn’t enter her in PPF because I didn’t feel
it would be right to participate if I couldn’t
be sure of visiting everyone else.
The wedding was today, the ceremony and the couple were beautiful.
I didn’t go to the reception because we leave for Pittsburgh tomorrow morning and there is still the packing to finish.
I have also had my nose deep in a book by my most favorite author
about one of my favorite subjects.
I have read so many books about Elizabeth I,
but never a novel about her last decades as Queen.
It is a beautiful book jacket, isn’t it?
Of course, I take it off to read…I practically worship books.
If you have never read any of Margaret George’s books,
I insist that you do, she is amazing at her craft.
I have also been trying to get my 2 spreads done for June
in my Sisterhood Traveling Art Journal.
This month I have Jaime's book.
When I folded the page up, it stuck together
and smeared and ripped (sorry Jaime)
I fixed it best I could and moved on…
As you can see I wanted to show off
some of my gardening I have been chipping away at…
should be done by August, I hope :)
Here is Mia with her 2 besties and her dance teacher
I think I have a lot more to share,
and I know I have a lot to visit.
I will be back Tuesday,
childless and ready to be busy with my art
and your art.
A special thank you to Chris for showing my ATC’s on her blog,
It’s so much fun to swap art!
And Gemma. Your constant generosity and pure spirit
make me want to be a better person.
And Rebecca. God smiles.
Big Love to all of you…
EVERTONE in the whole world wide world!!!