I wasn't planning on posting today, but I opened a delightful bit of mail!
This note card with a painting by Helen Edwards was sent to me from Annie, posted from Australia.
She said the painting made her think of me, out in my garden,....taking a break from creating something new.
On the outside was a lovely quote from a rubber stamp:
" Joy (JOI) :
of great delight
I always find great joy when
painting....someday soon, I will paint again!
And a BIG thank-you to Carmen of Strawberries and Champagne for awarding me the "Reflective Blogger" award today!!!!!!
Now follow me down to the basement of my life, I mean my house......
Down this steep stairway with art dolls hanging and a quilt at the bottom.....(and my son's old biking helmet?)
From these stairs you can see the space where I "should " be able to create and follow my bliss.
Lots of room, and lots of materials for projects!
There is a hide-a-bed for overnight guests and my sewing and ironing centers....a stereo for NPR and CD's (Nora Jones and Rod Stewart)
I think because of the low ceilings, I have never found much inspiration down here....it is cozy and cave-like and a great refuge during severe weather (as in tornado warning).
Today, after a few trips up the stairs with loads of fabric, I took a gentle yoga class at a nearby yoga center. The place is so serene, clean and peaceful....I would like a space like that....maybe if I can resist carrying all of that back down after the new floors go in, this could be a serene space...??????
You can see the fans going to dry out the flood and the carpet which we are ripping up....a real mess, but not hopeless....
This is the half-bath where the flooding occured, we found lovely (?) pea green vinyl tile under the carpet there.
I have played ( cut and pasted) on the walls and continue to collage when I find something that fits!
I'd better go back to carrying items up the stairs and stripping the clutter and furniture out of there so when the flooring crew come Thursday, I'll be ready.
Updates to follow!