Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Counting My Blessings-Photos for a Friend

"Counting My Blessings"

I am wearing my friend Schnooks' Grandmother's dress and Schnooks' Great Auntie Gi Gi's(how cool is she for actually having the name 'Gi Gi'?!" gorgeous necklace. Schnooks and I have been friends for about 15 years or more I think. We met as conservators at a museum and worked with the artifacts. She was kind enough to give me her Grandmother's gorgeous dress and Auntie's necklace years and years ago so a photo with them is LONG overdue. Thank you Schnooks!

I am so far behind in everything. I need to catch up with friends, write letters, clean my house and on and on! Working on my next gallery show which will be for El Dia de Los Muertos at the Indianapolis Art Center and I am behind(I made some huge mistakes with my gigantic frames-gah! I have no idea how this will turn out).

In November I will be having a show of my Photography at the Ashland Gallery here in Indianapolis which is a great gallery as well and I am so honoured to be have a show there.

Then I will be working on my beadwork jewelry and Art doll commissions through the holidays and more work with window and interiour displays in boutiques and galleries which I love to do.

My poor little cats are going through their fall allergies-they were just at the vet and they still have extra goop in their eyes, noses and ears-every year this happens! Poor babies. Thankfully, I am just like my Nonnie and stuff tissues up my sleeves.

The weather is finally cooling off, migraines are worse and I am going to try to say away from the doctor but am caving. There have been some sad times and a lot is changing. I am crying a lot-at sad things, surprising things and very good things. I was happy to find that several of my friends have always expected this of me-the whole "laughing and crying at the same time thing". I'm not fooling anyone. My 7 year old nephew "Baba Baby Boy" or just "Babe" is like looking in a mirror for me-he even has my beauty mark! He keeps tissues for me! We had a big talk about some sad stuff-whew! Then he made me a big surprise-a wonderful drawing of an ice cream cone with a cherry on top! It is just gorgeous! I will scan it and post it. It made my day-I was so happy I could have cried all over again, but I need to just go to bed!

Hope all is well with everyone out there. Wishing you all the best.


mamabeaks said...

love the photos, you look very pretty. all of your shows sound really exciting.

Carol Anne Strange said...

You're looking gorgeous, Merle. These photos for your friend are enchanting. I hope you find some time for yourself to relax. At the same time, it is wonderful to be busy with the shows - so inspiring - even when there are some challenges along the way. It sounds like you and your little cats are feeling the season's changes. Sending you magical wishes for health, vitality, and joy. Oh, and your nephew seems like a kindred soul. What a blessing! Much love to you, dear one. xx

Sandra Evertson said...

Good Luck on your up coming show, but I know you won't really need any because your work is so Amazing!

Sandra Evertson

P.S. Gorgeous photos by the way and Gorgeous YOU too!

staceyjwarner said...

I passed a woman crying with her boyfriend in the parking lot of Target and I wondered, would I ever be that sad? It feels distant...


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joanne May said...

Hi there Merle,
You look lovely in these photos.
Good luck with all your creative adventures and shows!;)
I hope you don't stay away too long blogging.;)
Love Jo.xx

RowanDeVoe said...

hi jo!
thank you so much! i just finished a show so i just did a new post. whew! onto show number 3 and then hopefully some time at home with commissions!