Riley is finally in bed. The poor thing has ear infections in both ears. The original medicine wasn't strong enough so it didn't do the job. She's been fussy and unhappy all week, not her normal cheerful self. NOW, we all know why.
Hayden was a big help, playing with her, this evening and then helping me get her ready for bed.
Mary is off at her first evening class at the Technical College. She's taking two this semester, one in the evening and one before work. I'm proud of her, she's working hard as a single mom trying to get her education now.
This morning was a round of quick errands with Hayden then off to the studio to meet with the Mixed Media and Art Quilt artists. They arrived at noon with their brown bags in tow and I don't think we all stopped talking until 3:30pm!
Hayden was up working, in the studio, while we were there. I heard one of the women tell her that we sounded a lot like second graders, right? She agreed. Discussing the ratio of Tacky glue to water for making the paste for fabric paper or what the right consistency for flour paste should be.
Some of the group did some painting of their dried flour paste fabric. That has to dry, then be gently rinsed off and the where the flour paste acted as a resist it will be a different color from the painted areas.
There were five of us which seemed like a large group with all the laughing and chattering.
I'll have to make room for the next time when those that have been on vacation this summer make it to a workshop.
I'm so glad I have a big enough space that other artists can come and play. The sound of the happy chatter is on the same par as the carefree sounds of children playing in the pool. I want to bottle them up and save them for a dreary winter day.
I'm making some really special memories up there in the studio. Times well spent with friends and family, just working together, sharing, delighting is what the other person is creating.
I am very grateful.
Ok, I'm bushed. I'm feeling my age.....no I'm feeling how uncomfortable this bra is. Time to get into my jammies and watch a movie with Hayden.
:)Bea I hope you did something creative today. I hope you have wonderful creative dreams and that tomorrow brings more opportunities for you to create.