Monday, May 10, 2010

Loose Ends, Closets and Floors

After a wonderful Mother's Day weekend where I got to hear from BOTH my children, talk to my mother and go hiking with my wonderful husband it's time to tie up loose ends, and do some cleaning and organizing!  I've been avoiding all those little details we have in life in lieu of working on paintings, collage, and paper casts...It was a beautiful time, but I've gotta finish the backs, paint and stain, vacuum closets and decide what materials I can do without to make room for more of the media I work in more often...WHEW...this may take a couple of days!!

So, no new painting today...but a few fun pics of our hike in the foothills yesterday.  We live not far from the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater near Morrison Colorado...and although we didn't hike in that area there were a few red rocks here and there which always amaze me as they look like they just got squeezed upwards...but only made it to the slant...Interesting!

The hills and foothills from our hike were so interesting...more pinion pines than the ones near our house...which always remind me of the landscapes of Grant Woods. And, yes...we did run in to some evidence of animals...mountain lion tracks (though not a big one)...and a ton of bear fur!  I guess he just came down and rolled around on the ground to get rid of his winter coat??  I don't know, but it was a bit creepy!

I'm investing in a table saw so I can make my own cradles for my MDF panel collages and paintings...So that is on the list for pick up today as well...I made a cradle  (well, my husband did the sawing) by hand yesterday for the Aspen Lights and Shadows collage and it turned out beautifully, but took way too long and I couldn't saw the wood by hand myself...thus the need for the electric version of my hubby!  He is always so good to make what I need, but I feel bad for him knowing the number of cradles I will be making this off to Home Depot for me! FUN...a new tool!!

Here's hoping you all have a great day of CREATING!!


martinealison said...

Très belles photos de votre région. Je pense que vous avez passé une excellente journée. Après l'effort vient le réconfort...

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

It IS a beautiful place martinealison...merci!

AutumnLeaves said...

Your unending zest never fails to amaze me, Saundra. Happy organizing and happy sawing!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Autumn Leaves! it's all FUN!

Watercolorist said...

Aren't all our chores just distractions from what we really want to do. You certainly have a zest for life though. Love the photos. Great inspirations.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you Jean! I am smiling BIG right now...I was just telling my husband I can't go more than a day without creating if I want to stay happy...I didn't finish my chores...but tomorrow I'm back to what brings me joy and peace and calms my nervous fingers!!

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