Saturday, April 18, 2015
I've been neglecting my blog somewhat because of my preoccupation with my art show. I am constantly working to get my work ready to exhibit. The hall upstairs is full of pieces of wood, screws, hammers, drills, bottles of glue......the big pieces I am exhibiting needed to be prepared for hanging. My makeshift carpentry is working out surprisingly well and I am almost through with that aspect of things. The worst is yet to come.......the making of lists, cards, pricing, etc. And then there is the actual hanging of the show. Then the opening. I have promised to do it, though, and things have gone too far for me to back out (again). People are sure I will be glad I did it........and I actually will get a small amount of satisfaction out of it. That corner of my psyche that is nourished by the approval of others will rise up for a rare treat.
..or I assume so. Perhaps no one will come. If not, I can come home and watch another episode of Criminal Minds.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Saturday, April 04, 2015
I also found a small vase made out of terra cotta , on its side under the water pipes. It still held some chopsticks, and I remember it sitting on the kitchen counter in our house on Parkview Avenue. I cooked Chinese food often and all four of us ate it with chopsticks. The kids could use them as naturally as they used spoons. I brought that upstairs, too. Cooking was a big hobby of mine for years and I spent hours experimenting with recipes, searching for little known spices or other ingredients and creating wonderful meals. I made everything from scratch, including bread, pasta, and complicated deserts. Now after I go to the trouble of removing a pop tart from its wrapper I don't have enough interest to bother to toast it.