Friday, January 06, 2006

The Artist Formerly Known As Me


Sister will be 4 next week, and we are preparing a royal tea party for her and six of her little friends. This is her first "friend party" and I have to say, I am very excited. I dug out a silver tea service I pieced together from various garage sales and some pretty silver trays. It is all old and mismatched and very tarnished. But once I polished it, is seemed to sparkle in honor of the princess. The silver isn't the only thing I found buried in a box. I also found something else I used to love, something else that used to shine. I found the artist within. I had an idea for a backdrop to take all the little party-goers pictures in front of, so I stole Brother and Sister's brand new box of colored pencils and let the artist out to breathe. It had been a really long time since I had sat down to draw something...I mean, really create something. I wasn't sure I could do it anymore. But once I got rolling, I was lost in it. It was good paper, with a rough texture, and the colors came together to create something magical. Cinderella's castle came to life before my eyes. I remembered how much I love creating beautiful things. It is not yet complete, and it will take me several more hours, but I am enjoying every stolen moment.

There was a time I knew this artist well. It's been good to visit with her again.

4 comments:

janiners said...

supermom, that is awesome! i know the whole book study group could confirm my lack of visual artistic ability, but i know what I lack in visual, i make up for in my writing. :-) I am amazed! i never knew you had such a great visual artistic imagination and talent! those girls are definitely going to enjoy having their pictures taken in front of the beautiful castle! can't wait to see you tonight, girlie!

LiteratureLover said...

You ARE Supermom!! That is incredible! I can't wait to see it myself. Can I hang it in my room when your finished? L

h b said...

beautiful! i'm sure miss thang will have an awesome party.

i will miss girl's night, as i have strep throat and my little boy has pnuemonia..

we have decided to not ever be healthy again as a part of our resolution,i guess...

heartsjoy said...

Girlfriend! You amaze me! That is So beautiful! I can't imagine what you would be drawing if you had spare time! Can I have my picture taken with your castle if I wear my pretty gown. :)