Working around home
I had a good day yesterday, working around home. First I took another swing at the little strip above. My color use has changed since I tried it before, and I cropped it a little differently this time. I'm really drawn to this area.
Then, there was a day baseball game, but the local Cardinals affiliate pre-empted it for talk shows instead (urgh!), so I stayed close to the house where I could stream it over my computer instead. I love listening to baseball while I work. So I painted the row of houses across the street from me.
And then I painted my set-up, having stepped back from it to take a phone call and gotten the idea. This is the corner of the sidewalk I can see from my childhood bedroom in this house (I stayed often with my grand-parents as a kid), and the "Autumn and Hawthorne" street sign has meant home to me for a long time.
And finally I moved to the back porch and painted my husband's workshop, formerly the garage. Elmore builds his beautiful chairs and tables out back and worked for almost a year to convert the old garage into his workplace. I love looking out back and thinking how happily I share this place with him.
9/23/2011 12:30:11 pm
Well it's good to see that your day was productive. I gotta say we don't have any major baseball games near by; regardless, I imagine it's great surrounding noise while your creating. Love the little image of your chair and your set up. It's nice of you to share you space with your hubby. Can't wait till I can get a garage to turn it into my own little studio.
suzánne g. mcclain
9/23/2011 12:55:14 pm
martha, you are amazing!
9/23/2011 02:09:21 pm
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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