Just a house and a few random fragments holding it all together.
Seems to me that is what holds most 'homes' together. It's not the walls, the mortar, the bricks, the paint and windows. It is the people who live under the roof, their care and love for each other, during the best times as well as the hard ones.
This weekend I will be home working on dance studio props and set pieces and doing a lot of painting. Right now my kitchen and dining area looks more like a work room than the place I'll be making our meals for the next few weeks. We are used to this, it happens every year at this time. Everyone who ventures in the front door knows that they must be careful where they walk, that if it looks like wet paint, it probably is and that they are entering at their own risk. Every corner of any given room can become my work area at any given time day or night and whatever rooms I don't work in will most likely become a temporary holding area until whatever it is, is complete and can be loaded and hauled back to the dance studio. Currently I am working on painting and detailing about 30 wooden round platforms. We call them the coins as that is what they will look like when I am done with them. They are 24" wide and 6" tall. They take up a lot of room. Then in the living room are wooden frames about the size of an average door that are being transformed into giant spiderweb platforms. There are 3 of those in various stages of production. There is a very large tree stump made out of insulation foam that needs priming and under construction is a wooden frame made to look like a jail cell that will be 6' tall and 8' long when it's finished and then it can be painted; most likely in my kitchen. I think it is safe to say I will will be kept busy. And when coats of paint are drying I can still go down to my art room and work on journals and other 'art' related passions that keep me centered.
And speaking of being centered. On Monday Flora Bowley's class; Bloom True begins and I am so excited to get started. If you want to expand your comfort level with paint I think this class fits the bill. I have a link in my side bar with all the details. I am looking forward to Monday.
Signing off for now and getting back to work on all those props.