mixed media & layered resin on wood
36" x 36" X 3 1/2"
I just finished a new painting and a video for you. It's a little dark compared to my usual work, but I hope you will like it.
I've been feeling a little melancholy this week. My dear friends who lived next door to us moved to another state. I've mentioned this mom a few times here, because she amazes me with her super mom abilities and shining spirit. When I was looking for a new home for us, I met her. We immediately connected because of art. Before she moved here, she owned her own pottery studio. She had a smile and a positive attitude that could light up a coliseum. Her husband was in the military and gone for months at a time. She had 3 boys, all under the age of 6, and at the time was in the process of adopting a another little boy from China. She was the reason I decided to move to this neighborhood.
It's a little sad to think about...
But even though we never went out to get that cup of coffee...our bond is so strong. There was always a comfort in knowing that anytime I needed something...she was always there. We watched our kids grow and evolve together. We shared their giggles, tears, screams and even puppy love. We watched them open their circle to other kids in the neighborhood until our backyards became the hoppin' place to be for ages 9 and under.
Children seem almost fearless when it comes to becoming friends with other kids. They share a smile, find something that interests them both...and suddenly the new friendship is launched. As adults, our world is so fast paced. We don't have the time anymore. We have too many obligations, too many commitments. It's become easier to maintain our online friendships that it is to maintain our real life friendships.
So this week...I'm taking a break from everything. I'm calling up my best friend, and insist that we find some time in our schedules to get together...even if it is just for a cup of coffee. I hope you'll do the same too.
Here's the new video for the painting.
PS. The production has started for the new Mixed Media Resin classes. They will start in July. For more information, click here.Pin It