I'm up in Maine posting from my phone and have no expectation that I can get this post to look the way I want. I've been meaning to post. Have even taken some photos. But life's been getting in the way.
My mom has a little gallery in her stairs that includes some of my earlier work. Those southwestern cacti went in my parents' family room when it was decorated that way. I started that piece when my dad was in the hospital after rejecting his hip. I started with the saguaro. I started just under the split and worked my way down. One day he asked to see it, "what is it? A toilet?" He asked memorably. I worked on it while the dude and I drove cross country. It is dated 1993.
The sampler I'd started for the dude's friend's wedding. It was taking me quite some time as we were still in graduate school. Before I finished they were divorced. Good thing I'd hadn't figured out how I was putting the names on. I added some hearts and gave it to my mother. It's a little buckled because it hung in the powder/laundry room.
I'm up with the pooch while everyone else sleeps. Probably another beach day today. Cheers!