Happy Summer! It’s official, we are out of school! For me this particular June is bittersweet. It marks a new era for our family, the last days we had a school age kid. Yep, say it aint so! Our last graduated this month. We are officially done with 20 years of school.. roughly 3,600 days of getting their butts out of bed, of packing lunches, of arguing about homework and deadlines and bed times and … well, you get the picture (that is 4 kids worth) and now the last is headed off on a journey that doesn’t included hand holding and first day of school pictures and well… I’m a little sad.. I’m not sure I would be me if I wasn’t a little sad… 20 years is a long time to be one thing, a mom of school age children, and then not. I am trying to embrace change… I’ll get there, I always do, but it should be much easier with summer in front of me. Days of popsicles and pools, trips to the lake, of Rainer cherries and picking blueberries. Oh, I will have many carefree days to be sure. So how do you spend your summers?
I have been working at a snail’s pace the last couple of months but I have recently finished several pieces. You can find them for sale over here. As it turns out, they are all girls so I think I have a little series morphing into being. That is just fine with me! :-) As you can tell, sometimes my art is a little “all over the place” so some continuity is a good thing. This is “The Impossible.” The quote is one from Walt Disney. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” I think that blue haired girl daring to do the impossible and balance it all, is my dream for myself. I bet it is your dream too! She is cool, she is confident, and she is doing the impossible. Yep, that is exactly the kind of fun I want! :-)So as I go make fun impossible dreams come true and I balance crazy things this summer, you go do the same. I hope you enjoy a popsicle while you are at it! :-)Here are a few images of my impossible girl as she took form. See you soon!
the one above is before the edging.. which I believe really pulled her together.
Hope you love her :-)