"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may,
for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails in to the earth, or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself taut, or raise my hand to the sky and want,
more than all the world, your return." ~Mary Jean Iron
Well, she is complete, up until her delivery when she will be dismantled from her wings and
driven in a large box truck to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre on Monday, September 20.
It has been a very productive year since last ArtPrize.
I have only gotten these two projects
finished in that year.
They both took about 6 months each;
the mosaic a few days a week, the sculpture just about every day of that time.
Between cutting, hammering and sewing copper feathers, cutting glass,
shaping various parts of her structure, stitching her gemstone headband and hair,
I worked 4 -6 days a week to make sure she was finished in time.
And, today I finished!
It feels like an amazing thing to be able to leave the shop at 5 pm
and come home to cook dinner and help with homework and basically not
be worrying about what is left to accomplish...
I say my husband will be happy to have me back to help him out at home;
he has been quite the Super House Man and is about ready to ride in the
passenger seat for a while. No more ArtPrize widower, at least for now;)
More next week when we have the girls in place. There are about 4 other artist sharing the
Civic Theatre Stage and we are all setting up the same day! Should be interesting.
Until then, Peace....