Where I stood…

artist feet

At the Berkley Knights of Columbus hall, with my friends.   OK, so I lied when I said that last post would be the last one on the artists’ bazaar.   Maybe this will be the last one.

It was such a great day, I actually made a little profit (though there is this possibility I don’t have my finger on the pulse of public desires) and I had a wonderful time hanging with the most creative people I know.   Here are a few of them, the ones who smiled for the camera.

art fair kat

Kat sold purses, pillows, and jewelry.

art fair kate

Kate playing with her purses, aprons, Oma dolls and jellyfish.   I LOVE the jellyfish!

art fair lynn

Lynn, the queen of felt bowls and little nests you can hang around your neck.

art fair mary

The ever resourceful Mary invented little tiny pint ice cream bustiers that keep you fingers from freezing.

art fair steph

Stephanie is protecting us with soul guardians.

art fair janice

Janice with her placemats and jewels.

choir of angels

A choir of angels sang for the crowd, beautiful Christmas hymns.   They wouldn’t do Inna Godda Davida or Smoke on the Water for me, though.

Thank you Sidney, queen of the art fairs!

Where I stood…

leaf print feet

On the sidewalk looking at natures leaf prints.   There is expression in these leaf prints I can’t begin to recreate in my own work.

dead bird feet

In front of bird, whose fleeting life has passed.   This is the week of dead birds.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Plymouth in the movies

The movie “Trust” is being shot in Plymouth while I write this.   Hmmm… all those big trucks parked on Church Street, that must be where they are filming.

trucks

But no one is outside, so they must be filming in one of the houses, but which one?   It would take great deductive reasoning to figure that out.

porto pot

Well, there is this house with the curtains drawn and the porta-potty in the front yard.

cables

Not to mention all the cables .   You think maybe?   Alas, no glimpses of David Schwimmer or Clive Owen.

Cleaning houses

I haven’t got any new art to show off, due to a great need to clean and fix up apartments that have gone vacant, and get it done before new tenants move in.   Of course, we generally stick to neutral colors, and try to make them clean and pretty, with no personality, so people will rent them.   But I would so much rather make them look like this place in Detroit:

museum

Wouldn’t you love to live in a place that looks like this?

pink wall

This is a lot of pink in one wall, but I think even Lynn might like this pink!

mirror wall

There is always a mirror nearby to check your makeup.

wall stuff

Aren’t these wires wonderful?

blue graffiti

It just makes me smile.

Holiday bazaar

purple head

It’s coming up fast!   I’ll be doing a holiday bazaar soon with my friends from the fiber art group Running With Scissors.   I will have my little voodoo friends for sale.   If you get a chance, stop by and see all the wonderful stuff this group creates.   It will be at the Berkley Knights of Columbus, on Saturday, November 28th, from 10 to 4.   See ya there!

smileyblue mouthbug eyes

Where I stood…

bunny feet

In my bunny slippers, trying to convince myself to get going.   More apartments to clean out, and I’m going to have fun doing it!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Fun

I’ve been thinking about fun lately.   I have discovered while having fun can be easy, figuring out what is fun is not.   My trick, now, is to figure out at different times during the day if I’m having fun or not.   It’s simple to say that if I’m making art I’m having fun, if I’m painting trim I am not, but it turns out that isn’t true.   Even if I’m feeling rushed, art is usually fun, unless I’ve reached a point where I’ve run into a wall, then it is agony.   I can be caught in total panic, sure I can’t go any farther, and until a breakthrough comes along I’ll just obsess and grumble, and that is not the fun part.

Now as far as painting goes, it turns out that can be a lot of fun.   I can feel productive and Velvet Underground songs run through my head.   The world leaves me alone, and I am free to think what I want and move along at my own pace.   It gets to be a whole lot less fun if I’m cold or if I have to make decisions.

The more I analyze, though, the more I realize the outside forces don’t have that much to do with whether it is fun or not.   Fun has so much more to do with what is going on in my head.   So today, I’m not going to be telling myself I’m doing things wrong, not doing them quickly enough, or that I should be doing something else.   It is my attitude that has the greatest effect on my capacity for fun, and I can control that.   I’m going to listen to good music, make sure I keep my self as comfortable as possible and keep myself moving.   I’m going to remember that there is no reason to panic when I hit setbacks, I will figure things out.   I’ll get the last of the trim painting and some more raking done.   It will be fun.