Saturday, March 14, 2009
Freeways, Ferry's and Crocus, Oh My!
We went to Seattle this week and had the chance to visit my folks on the Olympic Peninsula. It was a bit of a culture shock, in a few hours to go from skiing and stargazing in Girdwood, to the hectic city and driving in the traffic of Seattle's I-5. Seeing the peace and calm of where my parents live, green grass and my Mom's Crocus and Mini Daffodils bloom blotted out images of freeways and concrete. Mom has an amazing garden and though the ground isn't quite ready for her prized Dahlia's, she will soon grow them to the size of dinner plates. Seeing my folk's studio was inspiring, it made me want to make some more of my Shrine-a-rella's. Both of my parents are creative, mom originally worked in ceramics and now enjoys paper toll. Dad worked in copper and now makes assemblages. Dad and I share and send each other any extra treasures we come across for our found object sculptures and I could really use some glazing and brush instructions from Mom. Their studio work area was loaded with treasures, supplies and projects. I know where I get my tidiness and need for organization from...I thought it was from being a Virgo, but it cannot be denied, it is in the DNA!