Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Things That I am Thinking About Now

That my sweet Little Mo 1 is has grown up to be a gorgeous and smart LADY!  Here she is modeling on the catwalk which kind of freaks me out because I don't see a trace of little girl-I see amazing woman(in a wicked cool gown made out of car seat belts!).  Wow! where did the time go? She was a wee baby yesterday.  She is such a stunner and so clever and funny!  We always said "YES!" to black lipstick even when we disagreed about everything else so it just too ironic that she is wearing it for this show.
A newly painted portrait of me by DJ Berger of Red-Handed Blogspot
(yes, I shamelessly just stole this image-I can't help it!  He makes me look like how I feel and how I wished I looked!  It's a very deep thing-hard to explain...He does have the family pout down perfectly too.)
I recently got the go ahead from one the Galleries where I work to curate a new art show that I have had on my mind about "New Pre-Raphaelites".  More details soon!  So excited!
New Dolls that are FINALLY getting done! New paintings are finally getting done as well.  And, a big THANK YOU to all the wonderful folks who have been so patient with me through this new illness and are waiting extra long for the commissioned pieces they have requested from me.  This HUGE as I figure out how all of this is going to work out.  I think that I will figure out how to do my art and work and deal with "the sick".  I'm not there yet, but like with most new things, it takes some time.
New and Amazing Jewelry from Jen of Parrish Relics Jewelry(http://www.parrishrelics.com/).  She made Rapunzel(left) for my dear sister/friend Gretchie and Snow white(right) for me.  Both are illustrations by my favourite Children's Book illustrator Trina Schuart Hymen who passed away just a few years ago(she was so close to me when I lived in New England! I am so stupid for not just knocking on her door!).  All her books are magic for me.  Having a piece with her Snow White is more magic thanks to Jen.  Watch this space for more magic!
An AMAZING AND SURPRISE gift of flowers showed up from dear sisters that have really made my week, month, year.  Their abundance of Unconditional Love and support is beyond words.  I am so grateful.  I love this movie as well(who doesn't? this is where I got yet another nickname at University-"Wild Irish Rose"-hehe...and yes, I did have to fall down drunk a few too many times into a trash can or wherever and then yell, 'I'm alright!, I'm alright!'  I find that so funny now.)
Turning those Flowers into head wreath and taking a new series of self portrait photographs to say "thank you" to these dear sisters was a gift to them and to myself.  For a few hours I was lost in a magical land and long past era or painting.  Pay it forward!


mamabeaks said...

everything looks so lovely. love your photos as always. your new relics are gorgeous. beautiful gift of flowers! and the model is beautiful too, is she related to you or is she a friend?

Carol Anne Strange said...

What a blessing to have so much unconditional love, and beauty, and magic in your life, Merle. I'm sure this will help chase away `the sick' and bring you the energy needed to do all that you need to do. Stay true to your vision, dear lady. xx

Carousel Dreams said...

That last photo of you is beyond beautiful, Merle...I love coming to visit here, your work is so inspiring. Please get well soon x

Delila Jemaiel said...

such a beautiful photo with you and the flowers!
and that Tinkerbell doll of yours is gorgeus!!! <3

Christine said...

Fantastic photos Merle! It's nice to see you are back to work creating beautiful work in spite of your illness and everything else:)

(Will write back when I have my new computer)

RowanDeVoe said...

thank you all for your comments! they mean so much! glad to be in blogland again! it is a fairy tale place! hope you are all well! i need to sit down and read you blogs and see what you all have been up too!
love, rowan

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