Thursday, April 24, 2008

Visit to Franklin, PA...

I have been out of my studio for a few days because of a trip to Franklin, PA. My husband had a job interview there and I decided to tag along. We dropped the kids at Mom's on the way so we had a whole day to ourselves. The interview went very well. I sat in the car outside for two hours waiting for it to be over. Don't ask me how he talks me into doing stuff like that. I was dead set against it when we set off but, somehow I found myself sitting there anyway. I asked him if he has some sort of mind control over me and he said that if he did he would not waste it on making me sit in a car by myself for two hours. That is probably true.

The downtown of Franklin is beautiful. It is one of the few Main streets in America that seems to be thriving. Not just thriving there is something more. It is warm, small town yet important. Not at all what I had thought is was for all these years. I hope Mike does get the job so I can return. It gave me a lot of new ideas for drawings. The cycle of life kind of thing. Life is all about cycles inside cycles.

Well Brandi?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I found a quiet place in time

Right now I am sitting alone in my kitchen. There is a very weird sound in the air. It is my fingers hitting the keys of my laptop. I can't remember the last time I heard that sound. Through the constant whining of my kids ... and husband, the noise of the tv and humming of household appliances, the little sounds get lost. The keys form a melody now. One of my most favorite things to listen to is the noise my pencil makes as it sails across the surface of my drawing paper. Different colors make different sounds. It must be because of the softness of the lead but, they do. Of course to be honest, my truly favorite thing to listen to... although it happens about as often as an eclipse of the the sounds of my three children together playing happily. I have heard it a couple of times, although my husband doesn't believe me.
This week I am working on my store at my website. I will start making a few pieces ready for download for $5.00 or you can order a signed piece for $10.00 plus shipping. Tomorrow I am going to start a drawing of a nest with three eggs in it at nightfall. Brandi, if you read this call me and I will actually believe you read this weekly.