Archive for December, 2008
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!
I wanted to wish everyone who reads this blog, Friends, Family, all the Artists who are my new Family… and all the visitors to the gallery…a very Merry Christmas.
And if you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, have a most happy one as well.
This month, even as the economy slides, through your support… the gallery has entered “the black” for the very first time since we opened our doors in July.
I wanted to thank you all for your well wishes and patronage…and… to all of you that selflessly gave your time freely…to help this one woman operation get some rest…my heartfelt gratitude to you all.
Thank you Jamie, Susan, Jim, Julie and Nicole for everything.
Most important, to my Husband Micheal, thank you for understanding…that dreams may not always be lucrative…but they can mend a tired soul and allow it to grow new wings .
I came back from vacation to find Jamie all set up to have her class paint Christmas windows downstairs at all the local businesses. Each owner had decided it was a great idea and I thought it was brilliant!!! I only wished I had come dressed to be outside at night (a skirt and sandals)… but the kids were bundled up and they took off with smiles, determined to do well. Now, I’m not sure if you have ever painted windows before but it’s much harder than you think. Paint needs time to dry if you are going to overlap it…and if it’s at night…well…forget it. The kids had to pre-plan, and with Jamie’s guidance, they progressed very well. The last time she and I did Christmas windows we were 17 and we painted for Jack in the Box. It was tough! It’s hard to get tempera paints to look opaque enough to show up and still not crack off! Bradley, Ishika and McKenzie did a mighty fine job working together and it was fun just to watch them having fun. The pizza guys rewarded them with a large cheese pizza and when then owner asked Ishika (our youngest artist) whether she enjoyed the pizza or the painting better…she replied “the painting”…HA! That made my night!
Just back in from the coast. Started from Astoria, Oregon and came all the way down to San Francisco.
Oregon reminds me of my home about 40 years ago. People are pleasant, very polite and genuinely helpful.
They care that you are comfortable when you come for a visit and they take pride in their towns.
I came away with some very good memories…and hopefully some photos as well.
Those, well they are to come 😉