Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Surfacing....

Just like that....its OVER!!!
Whew!!!!!




First things first....a NAP!!! Then....kids off to Camp Granny's for a bit of a vacation while I finish some workdays....

Can you say...excited!! Yes, she is...especially after her Dad took her out shoe shopping for some new Toms...
You may know where I headed, right....yup...you guessed it...straight to the studio...

I can't think of a better way to wash away all of the rough than in my studio....I've got all of my inks out and sorted for my demo at Jerry's....Inks along with oh, so much other stuff!!!

After my demo...lets just keep the fun going with a play date with my friend Melanie over at Rabbit Hole Art
So...that's pretty much all that has been going on here....just trying to catch my breath a little and shake off the school year.  This Thursday will be a week since the kids left the building, and this girl was truly exhausted!  
Until next time,
Ophelia

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Survival Mode...and whats on my easel..

Its Tuesday....and oh, what a relief that is.  One and a half days for the kids left in school, and as I was driving home today, I realized that I am in serious survival mode....











So, here is my journaling for this week...speaking nothing more than pure survival.  Doing what I can to make it through the day, and dragging in DOGG tired, only to do it all again the next day.  My house is seriously trashed from lack of doing anything around here, but...I promise, once school is out...I'll get to it...sigh...All I really want to do is paint and play.  Seriously.
Here is a look at what has been going on on my easel.....
I have been taking an Abstract Painting class on Monday nights, and its oh, so fun.  Way out of my element, but so much fun.


































I am not used to the free flowing trust yourself kind of class that this is, but I'm going along with it as it is such a release after a long day of work....  I am learning to not only trust the process, but enjoy it as well, and that, my friends is quite freeing...
Until next time,
Ophelia

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Its Birthday Time...

 This little fiesty Princess of ours turns 7 today.  Oh, how time simply flies by.  I can completely remember the day she was born and having to go through all of the battery of test to make sure that she was ready to be born...she was delivered 5 weeks early as a precaution.  Insert one tiny detail here...I was sick the entire time.  The final test was an amniocentesis (I think thats the right word) on the day before she was born.  UGH...double UGH.   I was assured that it would be simple...NOT....once it was over, we all waited - as my family was already here from out of town for her delivery.  We headed home and waited for a call from my doctor to make sure that the delivery was a go for the next day.   When she called, the news was not good...and as always I had options. 
Option 1 - Wait two weeks and do the proceedure again---, my immediate reaction to Option 1 was---NOT!
Option 2 - hold on...let me check with the team of doctors and I'll call you back.... Thanks Doc...that is perfect.
And so, at bright and early AM, we headed back to the hospital....I just love options, don't you!!! 









So, today, we shall celebrate with her friends at her favorite party place....I feel like I have been preparing for this for weeks - I honestly thought it would be simple to have her party somewhere else, which is why I booked it elsewhere, but there is still so much to prep for....and yes, there was art involved...
As party favors, we decided to tie dye shirts for all of her friends....all 25 of them...
So, we moved our art from the studio to the kitchen counter....oh, I wish you could see my hands...but, magic it was.  I haven't dyed fabric in years, and I sure miss the magic in the mystery that it brings.  This whole set up makes me want to head to the basement for the bins of dyes that I have....

So the shirts have been dyed and finished....and since I still have tons of work to be done around here, I'd better get going. 
Oh...and did I mention that I have 4 days left of school with my students....welp....3 and a half, but seriously, I'm not counting!!!!!
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!!
Until next time,
Ophelia