Saturday, July 22, 2006

a work in progress

We woke to humid warm temperatures; it didn't cool off much all night from the 105 degree heat we had in Belfair yesterday. I can't ever remember such high temperatures here in July. The air is still, not the hint of a breeze - just warm, heavy, and still.

One of the ways I'm coping with Marissa moving away, is doing artwork and journaling. I found a stack of 6" x 8" matboard scraps at the thrift store, all different colors. The called out to be pages in a book; and the little brown leather suitcase I found for a song, called out for recovering inside so it could become the new home to my pages. So, I covered the inside with some lovely wallpaper and suddenly it is so much fun to open and close it to see and handle all the pages I've done so far. I'll be sending the book to Marissa when I finish it - it seemed like the nearest thing to a piece of my heart I can share with her right now.

8 comments:

mary boyer said...

So beautiful, I am sure Marissa will feel your love through your art when she receives this.

HOT, huh?! We had that last week, almost melted. My oldest son is out there this summer, camp counselor in and/or near Stanwood, (mailing address). He has been very surprised by the weather there as it isn't at all what he was expecting. Hang in there!

xoxo Mary

Colorsonmymind said...

What a beautiful idea!

Bohemian Girl said...

this sounds so healing.

they are all so beautiful...eye candy for sure.

be gentle with yourself.

love,
boho

I need orange said...

Change is hard, and change we haven't chosen is harder.

Sending you all some peaceful vibes. I wish I could send you a cool breeze! I don't do well at all in any temps much above 90, and am happier when it's 75.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your positive words -- Chicago is a wonderful place to visit. So much to do, and the parts we saw were so visually enticing. Interesting buildings, lots of public art, flowers everywhere.....

Colette said...

Katie, this is just so wonderful. A piece of you in a suitcase for your lovely daughter. A loving mother and a wise daughter!! I admire you both so much.

XOXO

Angie in AZ said...

Oh Katie, how perfect! What a special treasure you are creating! I know Marissa will love it and be so grateful that you chose such a beautiful way to express your heart.

Erika Tysse said...

so sorry to hear about the heat! My family is in Western Wash. state and are really getting tired of the heat!

With you family being Norwegian, does that mean you are taking a trip to Norway? Would be wonderful to meet some fellow artists!

Sarah e.Smith said...

Wow! This is beautiful and filled with so much love :)