Thursday, January 14, 2010

Helping Dana and a hands time out

In the light of day, Dana and I observed the window next door to me (see yesterday's post) that was broken that alerted the police to the possible break in.

As we were leaving, I took a picture of the front of the house next door where all the excitement had been. The front door, which had been battered in, was apparently securely closed, presumably by the police. However, the broken window, seen in the back right side of the photo, was still gaping.

My friend Dana is moving in the next few weeks and yesterday I went to help with that daunting task. Although I didn't think we got much accomplished, Dana was thrilled with the progress she saw. We even took boxes to her "new" home, which Dana and her husband actually own, but her MIL lived in until her death on New Year's eve.

Dana and I took a few minutes to photograph our hands filled with Christmas M & M's. MMMMMMMM!!! It's pretty easy to tell these are mine which are ravaged by an arthritic condition I've had since birth.

Dana's hands were much prettier, but I think she ate a few of the M & M's while I was trying to get the shot.

Here I am nearly standing on my head, trying to get a good shot of Dana's hands when the camera decided to take a picture on its own. OK, maybe it had a bit of help. I simply had to take this shot because I thought it looked so artsy and abstract.

I reread yesterday's post and I have NO IDEA why I said I'd post organization tips today, when I full well knew I would be at Dana's from early morning till dark. However, I will do that today and post a few hints tomorrow, too. In the meantime, here are a few questions to ponder:

1. What types of art do you make?

2. How many zones do you need?

3. How much space do you have?

4. What has and has not worked in the past?

Here's an update regarding my Penny Experiment Art Project. There are other new pieces, too.

As promised, I am trying to find men who make art. I am also trying to show artists whose styles are different from mine. Both these conditions are true today with the work of Jeremiah Ketner. His art is so much different than anything I've shown on my blog in the past, but very appealing. I like his profile that states he "likes to make pretty paintings.

6 thoughtful remarks:

Terri Kahrs said...

So sorry to hear that you've been in a slump!!! I'd attribute at least some of it to the leftover adrenaline after yesterday's SWAT team visited the neighborhood. Looks like you had some fun helping your friend move. Any acivity is a good activity that starts off with M&Ms! Hugs, Terri

Dianne said...

organization ideas...that's what I need! my pile of stuff just seems to keep are a true friend to help Dana with moving--despite your discouragement over not finding the cutting tools. I'm sure they will turn up and in the meantime, you can always just use an x-acto knife. Stay safe!!

La Dolce Vita said...

men who make art, have you considered Egmont Van Dyck? and John Mora ? and I will keep thinking on that one for you!

Donna: said...

Darn I missed your post yesterday for some reason! Guess it was the day got away from me... while I was trying to find stuff myself. I did't get a Swat team and all though. :) Love the M&M shots.

Mary said...

Love your organization ideas. We all need those. :) I hope that you found your rubber cutters. Oh and your photo is abstract looking. I like it very much.


Halle said...

Sometimes I find that when I get everything put away I am hestiant to make a mess again. Although I do definitely need to clean up occasionally so I actually have a space to work on. :)