Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Tribute

Today is Father's Day.  It's been 3 years since I've been able to wish my dad a happy Father's Day.  He had Alzheimer's, but thankfully, always knew who we were.  The last time I saw him, I brought him a piece of blueberry pie that I made.  It was hard for him to communicate, but I know he really enjoyed that pie! 

What do I remember about him?  I remember how we always watched scary movies together, and "The Alfred Hitchcock Show".  I remember how he put notes on my bedroom door declaring it a "disaster area".  I remember I remember how we teased my brother when we dropped him off at high school in the morning.  I remember him grilling bratwurst and hamburgers on the grill in the summer and buying "one more tank of gas" for the boat so we could water ski.   I remember him sharing his peanut butter toast in the morning with the two dogs sitting on each side of him at the table.  He would even tease them!  I remember that twinkle in his eye, when he was joking or teasing someone.  Most of all I remember that he was a faithful, devoted father and I know that we were the most important people in his life.  Thank you Dad.  Happy Father's Day.  I love you with a thousand hearts. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Collages

What is it about the mountains that gets me inspired?  The fresh air, lack of distraction, blue skies and white fluffy clouds?  I don't know, but I have a feeling it's a little bit of everything with an emphasis on lack of distraction.  In the past two and a half days, I have made 8 small beeswax collages.  Two of them are samples for a class that I hope to teach and the others are to sell or give as gifts. 

We arrived at the cabin on Wednesday. I unpacked, did some organizing, picked up some flowers and tomato plants and got them planted, but I skipped the whole cleaning of the cabin for now.  I just hit the highlights and will tackle the major cleaning later on (MAYBE). Last year I think I did one room a day.  I think I did them all in a row so that may have to be changed.

Anyway,  here are some photos of the collages.  Now back to work.