Monday, September 17, 2007

Life ate me Whole.....



and I have lived to tell about it..PHEW!!! Okay lets backtrack a few days...Friday...busy as usual..I had been able during the week to procure the highly valuable and much desired item...after many phone calls and a few trips around and about the local countryside...
Here we are...Friday evening...you enter the home and head for the studio...oh my GOSH!!! there is this horried trail of stuff...every where.....follow it and see ...what is it?
Is it black Snow?.....it is on the stairs....in the office...Under the stools......to the left it is under the chairs and around every thing...every where.....by ths sewing machine...by the bathroom...you turn to the right and you see the culprit...24 yards of black VELVET>>>it had exploded and shed all OVER the place....ACK..you learn that Angela has been wrestling with it for hours on end...... You turn and see more carnage...the trim that had been heartlessly ripped from the old burgundy curtains..i have a picture..but I will spare you the pain of such a heartless dismemberment...(have no fear a new life will be breathed into that yardage one day...resurrected into a new beautiful lined cape for Angela....) you turn again...and oh the poor woman...you spot Angela..she is beat and worn to the bone...
Ah but a quick peek behind her and you know all is not lost...her knight in shining armor brought her refreshment..a delicious glass of soothing Pinot Noir...Firesteed by name...it instantly brought life back to her...at least for a bit....next day..after more wrestling....sewing yards and yards of edge stitches and seams...you see the trim laid out....they are beginning to finally look like curtains rather than just a sea of black nothingness....
4 hours Friday night, 8 or more hours on Saturday...another 6 hours sunday and they finally have come to fruition...the beautiful black velvet theater curtains......

the story has an overlap..that continues inot Mondays saga....how does this poor little girl go from super model for her big sisters make up experiments....(she is building her portfolio) to Blues Clues puppy in less than 12 hours?
Poor thing had all 4 of her wisdom teeth pulled this morning...poor baby....tyrus foot ball socks make a great cradle for the icepacks..worked like a charm...the good news is they were clean..
so last picture for today...what is in this mystery package that so wonderfully arrived Friday afternoon...stay tuned to find out...it might be a while...but I promise you that you will learn about the contents of this very most exciting package....i jumped up and down for joy when it arrived!...
and Dad....blllllll on my drawers....rofl....and yes 30 some years later I am still healing from that bedroom out the window day..but i do use the experience wisely and occasionally tell that story to my own children at key moments of room cleaning stubbornness...
now off to attempt a start on a piece of art that is veeeeryy late!








8 comments:

joanne huffman said...

I'm incredibly impressed by those curtains. And, love Oscar in the last photo.
Joanne

Anonymous said...

I don't know whether to laugh or to cry after reading the saga of your day. The curtains turned out fabulously. You are truly quite the seamstress.
Judy Streger

Shirley said...

beautiful curtains and daughter! hope that she feels better ASAP!

Adrienne's Art said...

wow, your home theater is to die for ... you are quite the seamstress! I can't even thread a needle. hope your daughter feels better soon!

Kari said...

Okay-dying to know what's in that tube package! Looks like it's over 6 feet long!!!

Norb said...

I didn't know that in addition to being an artist you also were a good story teller. You should write a book someday. Use your art and write a story to go with it. I don't know if you remember, my friend Ursula in Offenbach did exactly that and had it published. Her art is quite different from yours, more fairy-tale-like.
Tell Salina I hope she feels better soon.

jackie said...

Good grief, woman! How in the world do you do it all?! I am so impressed with the beautiful new black velvet curtains! Of course, the burgandy ones were divine too! I know Art is very proud of you and your talents!
Hope Salina is feeling better!
hugs,
jackie

Karen Campbell said...

Love how your blog entry read like a mystery -- hee hee

The black curtains look fabulous, Angela! And I can't wait to see what was in your mystery package.