Is it my imagination or do the colors in the painting look like the colors in my still-a-work-in-progress-but-now-i-have-countertops kitchen? I ended up choosing honed carrara marble for many reasons and I totally love, love, love it (and yes, my type A self is already getting over the fact that the counter will looked used and loved). Next, I will tile the walls with sheets of 2"x4" white subway tile (still trying to decide between white or pale grey grout, thoughts?), C needs to install the range hood and someone other than us needs to move a large drain pipe that is currently hanging down from the ceiling and do some drywall repair. Now that the space is back to a usable state I don't mind that it with be at least another 4 or 8 or 12 weeks until it's done. The fact that a nasty head cold/sore throat/sneezy coughy thing has worked it's way through our house and finally made it to me might have something to do with me embracing a slow down too. But this is my favorite time of the year and Michigan is so gorgeous right now and it really feels like home. We are making time to visit cider mills and explore the Huron River, we are picking the last of the pole beans (and a few straggling tomatoes) and family game night is back and has taken over the sun room.
Over the past 3 months we have settled in little by little and lots by lots and even though I have jobs to finish up my mind has turned to next year's project which is to expand the garden and plant a small orchard. I'm reading this book right now and as usual, am getting ahead of myself.
The things that keep people together and keep people close are wide and varied. These two share a love of quiet adventure and both believe a midnight swim is a magical thing. "Midnight Swim" is a 9.25"x6.75" diptych made up of two equal salvaged wood blocks. Just wanted to share this piece before the weekend got away from me. It's been a busy week but I found quite a bit of time to work and I have just listed this piece and a few smaller paintings in my etsy shop. And if you haven't checked out ETA 14 yet, I have to say you are missing out on all kinds of tiny goodness! You can check the show out on line here(or in person if you are lucky enough to be anywhere near Portsmouth, NH).
*(the black in this painiting is slightly darker/deeper than it appears here...black wax is really tricky to photograph)
Benji joined our family just over a week ago and while he is just about the cutest thing on the planet I have been too busy to share with another out of town visitor, a custom order and a super fun end of the summer stay cation. So on this gorgeous first day of school here is a little something to make you smile. Benji is a 10 week old Wooly Jersey bunny who will only grow to a wee three lbs. He is sweet and curious and Sage is doing an excellent job looking after his new friend. He is living inside part time and outside part time in a temporary cage while we plan and then build a bunny hutch. In other news, the kids all made it through the 1st day at new schools and we are just about to sit down for chicken pot pie and some stories from the day. I'm planning on lots of studio time this week and will be back to share some new work soon. Hope your week is off to a sweet and lovely start.