In the mood for rambling today....
Oh-uh, my big pan just came tumbling down in the middle of that first sentence! Had put it straight upside down after I washed it, but I guess not straight enough. When you buy a different design dish washing rack, I told myself that if you go outside the norm, you "suffer" the consequences. One side of the pan is not round anymore...hopefully hubby can fix it."
After my healthy whole grain sandwich with cheese, I'm now munching on a brownie (it's my dessert! so I'm allowed too, LOL) Yesterday evening I decided to try out our new second hand gas oven with brownies which always turn out well, because if they're too long in the oven, you can say, "O but these are the chewy brownies."
I'm jazzed about our "new" secondhand gas stove/oven, because we got it off of Craigs List. We were able to whittle down the asking price of the owner. It is black and stainless steel, and everything looks new. But...yesterday he saw the same gas stove/oven in a store for more than 3 times as much as we paid for!! I love a sale don't you?
Back to where I was: I keep munching brownies and drinking coffee because I am in the process of "installing" my paintings in the closet hubby redesigned for that purpose. It's a much bigger job than I anticipated, because of all the different sizes. I am putting the title with tape on the side, so that I can easily find it, when I need it for a print of photograph.
Then came the problem of the wooden frames, which will warp in the garage. I like the wooden frames better than the metal ones, even though they are costlier (sigh). Hubby was so kind to give up part of his clothes closet for the solution. What a pal!
A look at my clever custom made painting closet
with room for watercolors, oils, and pastels
of different sizes.
This week, I got a phone call from my brother and my son on the same day.
What is so special about that? They are the two family members who look so much alike in character (not in appearance) that they could be a twin. Only their age is more than thirty years apart. One lives in Holland, and the other lives in China. Because I know my brother very well, I know how to relate to my (adult) son!
This leads me to what a friend once said to me. This friend is a math teacher at a university, and has the straight line thinking and dry humor that math teachers often display. He and his wife have two little daughters. One of them is incredibly artistic. Anything goes with her. One time, her father told me, "Because I know you, I can understand my daughter more easily."
When I asked him what he meant, he responded, "If I hadn't known you as an artist, that would have been very difficult" With that, he meant following all the crazy creative thinking pathways his little daughter follows.
The last time these kids were at my (old) house, they made an "installation" (the art word for a 3-D artwork). When the youngest started cutting the paper, she asked me where to put "it." I looked around, and said "The wall...but only with blue tape." I didn't mind, because blue tape is easy to take off. Sssh, it's a secret between you and me. Not the thing you want to tell parents:)