Thursday, May 10, 2012
I've been feeling nostalgic lately. Two times in our lives we lived by the sea. Well, technically we lived on the Gulf of St Vincent and then Port Phillip Bay. So not really the sea but, hey, it was salt water. I loved walking on the beach. Even further back are memories of my children plucking sand dollars from the sand with their toes in Costa Rica with their new friends who spoke no English and they no Spanish. But the shared experience transcended language. And, even further back in my nostalgia is the memory of seeing starfish clinging to the rocks at Pescadero Beach on a visit to my California family. It was my first ever experience of the ocean. It still takes my breath away when I see in my memory the wide expanse of the Pacific ocean spreading out to the horizon.
This little sojourn down memory lane found me sketching and then refining into the design for the bronze pieces up there. They are in cooling down in the kiln right now. I'll have to wait for a few days to see how they come out. This is just a wee sneak peek at what I'm hoping will turn out just fine. I pretty much never know at this stage. But I'm always hopeful.
Most likely by the time you read this I'll be off for a long weekend celebrating the new baby that will be here at the end of June. Celebrating Mother's Day and I'll be seeing the Green Butterfly Princess, which is not just a bonus but maybe the very best part of all. Of note about the butterfly princess is that she chose green. Not pink, not purple, but green. So there are definitely more than two crayons in the box. Yeah!
There is a special request pie being delivered to my son. Yep, Mother's Day weekend and I am making a special request desert but, then, for me one of the rewards of mothering is to have these traditions and specialness.
There will be 6 mothers, 2 aunts (who do there own special mothering), 3 grandmothers, and 1 great grandmother. I am so very excited to be there for this weekend.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you who mother. You know who you are.
Posted by SummersStudio at 7:30 AM