6/20/09

News from the studio

My messy studio

It's been awhile since I last posted and wanted to take record of what's been going on.  

First of all, I took on my first student.  We are to begin next week....cramped in my small studio.  I made up a simple supply list and we will begin on the basics of pastel and then go from there.  My student already has a great foundation for drawing so the hardest part is already been accomplished.  We are both rather giddy over this new endeavor.  However, I will need to postpone due to a family tragedy.  More on that later....

Anyway, I sold two pieces this week which made things a bit better. I packed and shipped "City Drama" to San Diego, CA.  It was to be shipped without the frame, so I built a box of sorts with scrap wood from Home Depot.  I had them cut the scrap to size and all that for about 50 cents! Can't beat that! The other painting "Where the Koi Go" went home without it's frame too.  Can you say "naked" paintings"?  Yup, no frame. But that's ok, because that way they get the frame of their choice, and I get to keep the existing frame for a new piece.

So, here is the story...
A family member took their own life.  I can't imagine why so.  Still grappling with the whole thing, left only to wonder "WHY?" 
This leaves me feeling angry, confused and exhausted from all the questions.  We can only sort out what we may think the why is...but the reality is we don't know what goes on inside another's thoughts. Hug your family...tell them you love them.  Even if.
That's all I have to say on that.

5 comments:

Donna T said...

Oh Brenda, I'm so sorry for your loss. What sad news that is.

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

I know you'll tell us how the teaching goes but for now I hope you're taking some time for yourself and your family.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

So sorry to hear the news of your loss.

Celeste Bergin said...

Hello Brenda---your post is one of good news and bad news...Your student will be so lucky to work side by side with you. I am so sorry about your relative. My thoughts are with you and yours during this difficult time.

B Boylan said...

Thanks all of you! Your comments and concern go a long way for my family and me. Still unbelievable!

loriann said...

Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I cannot begin to imagine how hard it must be. My thoughts are with you.
Loriann