Something stuck me yesterday , and I can not seem to get it out of my head. I was talking with someone about art and they had mentioned that their mother was an artist " you know a real artist, she makes $40,000 for her work ". I was struck by a few things. Do we measure an artist by how much money they make for their work or by the content and process?
As artist , we are constantly questioning are method and validity....... how can we not? Does success mean we must get our work to that high price tag ( which I surely hope to never see, my god!!! ) or is it knowing that someone else has found a connection to what it is you have worked so hard at making?
It is so strange the perception that people have around what "Art " really is and what makes you a real artist . I do not have a studio per say and I do not sell my work for large amounts of money and yes I do find inspiration in the simplest of things....... but I feel that in my heart I live my truth and hope that somehow that translates ..... it is real ......... and sometimes it is art.
Well, the Dr. said it was a very minor fracture.... so she put my guy in a splint and wrapped the hand. We must wear it like this for 3 weeks. Her advice was to avoid contact with it , which means...... no football, basketball, baseball.... street hockey or everything they love to do!
So ..... video games are the activity of choice, which I will stop soon. We have 2 more days with no school so I am going to have to figure something out.
Bonus.... I have great x-rays ............. I wonder what I could use them for????
My boys have shared a room since they were little tiny things. We have always asked if they want their own rooms and the answer has always been No. Now that they are getting older and need their own space....... we did the big switch . My youngest moved into his own room. They were excited but a bit unsure at first. Now 3 days into it , they really love it. It is weird for me and a bit bitter sweet. A change always signifies that they are growing up..... my heart is still a bit heavy.
I have been eyeing this table at a favorite antique spot for some time. I just love the color and the fact that I can fold it down if need be is perfect!
I am hoping that no one else will notice it under all this junk!
Wouldn't a set of these chairs look great around it!
I also found these vintage receipts. Could you believe that they were selling all of these for just $.50. I bought $2 worth.
Well, I am a busy girl today. I have a list of things to do and places to be! We are expecting snow tonight so it could be a 4 day weekend for my boys...... at least we would get to sleep in!!!
I just finished ordering my New Years cards. I am very late this year and realized that I missed the Christmas card window...... so I better get these off soon, or I will have to re-do them and make them " Happy Spring " cards! Anyone else feeling a bit behind???
I wait to get my Christmas presents after the Holiday...... usually I get money or gift cards , so I love when the dust settles a bit and I am able to shop for myself . I am thrifty and love love love a bargain. I never pay full price for anything and often see things and wonder how I could do them myself.
So , I found a ton of sites on etsy that sell burlap bags. Now I just fell in love with this very worn coffee bean bag , however I worried about the age and dirty factor. So I went with this rice bag. Although it is fairly new, I love the color. It is the perfect size for a little pillow form ( that I just happened to have ). The great thing is that on the back side is a zipper so ..... no sew!!! Total price including shipping $4 ....... the cost of my heart smiling $ priceless ! I ordered a bunch of vintage paper and such that should arrive soon , so I anticipate a lot of busy work ahead of me.
I love collecting and have so many vintage papers that I do not use , so I am thinking of opening an etsy shop for my vintage paper finds. I am still mulling it over so, who knows.
I have a few new pieces in the works and will show you something new very soon.