Monday, May 18, 2009

Groovin' and Movin'

It has been a wet Monday and a good excuse to stay in today to do housework. You'd swear a couple of Neanderthals lived here with the mess the house gets in sometimes. A rainy day is just the excuse you need to sort it out.

I just finished making a bouquet with the dregs of last week's flower sale purchases, the last of the daffodils and some forsythia branches. As I was turning the vase to see which side to face out on the table I noticed a hornet crawling around on one of the daffodils. I had brought it in without knowing - for the umpteenth time. I must remember to check more carefully.

Today I am showing another painting by my aunt. This too is done on porcelain. I'll show a canvas next time. I love this. It's not that the girl looks like me but in my grade one photo, my hair is cut much the same and my eyes have the same look so I've always had a soft spot for it. You can see from last week's painting that my aunt does grapes excellently and this week portraits as well. I wish I had half the talent. You have to click to enlarge to give the work justice.

Doing housework today I had some groovin' music blasting to hurry the jobs along and make them more pleasant as well. Here's It Don't Mean a Thing by Club des Belugas. An old favorite that I play so, so often - C'mon a My House by the no one else like him, one of my heros, Mr. Dan Hicks. Thanks, Dan.


Carol Tiffin James said...

How lucky you are to have such talent in the family and to be the keeper of it! That is indeed a great painting. I can see how you would love to have it around.

Cuidado said...

I have only one of her rose plates, Carol. I photographed all her work when I stayed with her last month. She stayed with me for three weeks this winter and I stayed with her for a week this spring. She is very talented. I completed three paintings under her tutelage in the two visits.