Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sculpture and the Stylish Blogger Award

I have a confession to make.
I upload my posts to publish up to two months ahead.

Which is good, because behind the scenes there's been a lot to deal with:
two friends in three different hospitals in one weekend.

My 87 year old mother in law fell and broke her hip, so much of our attention  has been to help and reassure her through her surgery and recovery. Oh, and close down her apartment. Daily trips across town. But being with her helps put other things in perspective. Life really is about loving.

(Update: She's up and walking just 6 weeks after the Humpty Dumpty incident.)

 Mark Ruffnerian, of All Things Ruffnerian awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award while the above was happening.  A belated Thank you, Mark. That was a high point in a very long day.

The Stylish Blogger Award is to be accepted under condition of the following rules:

1) Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

2) Share 7 things about yourself.

• Though I'm passionate about sculpture, in my next life I will paint portraits of the sky. Just color and nebulous forms. No canvas can possibly weigh as much as my sculpture does.

• I love the black and white of printmaking and paper cuts. There's something about seeing the world in black and white that changes my brain.  Trying to make art of a full color world in black and white, that implies all those wonderful shades of grey is a challenge.....

• My other high paying job is as a dancer and teacher of Contact Improvisation. 22 years and still being surprised daily by the form.

• I loath chain letters (esp. the kind that promise riches if you follow through and perdition if you don't)  Receiving and passing on the Stylish Blogger Award for me comes very close to chain letters.

•  Flowers are my drug of choice. I leveled a lawn so I could sit underneath my lily forest.

• I'm a life time gardener. The yard around my studio is becoming a sculpture garden to show my work and supply my habit. (see above.)

• I'm really creeped out by tatoos.  A waste of lovely skin in a such a conforming act of rebellion. More in future post.

• I draw constantly. It's hard to think without pen and paper.

3) Award 10 other bloggers.  I"m working on this, but now it's time to visit the nursing home.


Cindy Michaud said...

Best wishes...enjoyed the 7 unusual things about you which didn;t get shared "in" class. But the best is that you take the time to care for everyone who ends up "under the weather." The universe will rewards you!

Angeline-Marie said...

You are giving to someone in life what is too late when they are gone.

Thank you for sharing! Like Cindy, enjoyed the things about you that were impossible to share during the recent class. I feel the same way about chain emails - but a little differently on the skin art (tattoos). About painting the sky - what a great idea for your next life!

Remember to take care of yourself while taking care of others. Keep that pencil with you!