Saturday, April 13, 2013

Age and Friends, A Friendlier Version of North and South

Age and Friends, A Friendlier Version of North and South

Two people met one day a few years ago in a most peculiar way
We were laughing our heads off
on the internet
Is that a site or what?
Then we embraced, on the world wide web
entwined's a crazy happening...unlike spiders
we became friends
She's older than me. Today's her birthday.
Have you ever met someone before that you knew you knew but never knew
until you knew her and then met her in real life and then were certain you knew each other?
Yeah. That's how it is.
It's an unexplainable friendship
For one, she lives in the south.
I, in the north. Oh don't get your guns all in a tether.
The separation is merely in miles.
Friendship is like that.We don't see each other or talk much or visit often.
A match made in Heaven is what I say...but I digress!
Now I'd like to tell you what our lives would be like if the north merged with the south in a
modern day continental shift.

"What? You didn't! Where? With Ruffles! O.M.Goodness
Seriously....I love that on you....oh who cares what they say....
I mean really we are HIS ART, not theirs and just who are they anyway?
LOVE your hair! Are you sure you should be on the AARP mailing list?
Do you have a birth certificate – is it authentic? Has anyone seen it?
Like as in touched it and felt the raised seal?
Just asking....what, this old thing? Came from Le Thrift!
Sure I'll be right over....yeah I have some carrots and celery, bring them and marjoram, ok?
Can you show me how to make those pants sometime? Great."

Because of distance and life and living we are not as close as one would hope,
but you can feel it, sense it, whenever we connect there is a truth, an honest experience,
where there's fun and depth...for now it's North and South, joined in heart.
Never afraid to be ourselves. Let the chips fall where they may!
The color of my friend's world has changed. Perhaps those bright color Picasso's are
more like the muted landscape of a Monet where up close it appears like a splatter of
paint yet the wider view is a glorious picture so perfect you wouldn't even believe your eyes!
I love my friend. I wanted to let her know today, on her birthday, that time and distance are
nothing to what is true! Happy Birthday, Denise!
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Friday, March 8, 2013

and then there are SIGNS

I'm not a sign maker
I wasn't until I actually painted a sign


I'm a sign maker

bathroom redo Spring 2012
reveal coming soon

I think my friend Ginger saw this sign, thought I was a sign-maker and then asked me to make a plethora of signs for her wedding this past January
to be on display
for everyone to see
400+ everyone at the church
(there were definite sign makers there - real ones)
not counting the staff at the country club

I'm realizing that prayer is truly the only way for me to 
~jump off the cliff~
and do these sorts of things

Oh but wait
I needed to use glitter too
I've never used glitter in the
(insert Irish accent) 
"whole of my life"

I jumped
And isn't wonderful that when you imagine that you're not something
then you do it

Photo montage begins now....

chandelier graphic was purchased on ETSY

the bottom two frames were NOT used at the wedding
I was a bit slaphappy at this point and starting reciting poetry
I think it's can be dishwater
and it can also be wine

then I got some glitter in my eyes

this one was BIG

 every sign was glittered

the larger signs were hand lettered, hand painted

love you gals,

This little sweetness is what I'm working on next with one of 
the best people in all the land

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ode to Posts Gone By

what to say

how I swoon

No alibi

in the dust

I almost remembered

it was almost over

a burning ember

another ember?

a little hairy

here I airy

love you gals,


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