Proving yet again that the muses will come whenever they please, I suddenly got the inspiration for these last night. (It's called Friends & Neighbours.) I discovered I had misunderstood about the triptyc swap I am involved in. The way I read it I thought I was I was supposed to make one tryptych. Apparently, I was supposed to make THREE tryptics! The deadline isn't till the end of the month, so I still have time to make the last two and get them in the mail. I am pretty pleased with how these came out. I even managed to think up a way to hinge them together that made sense. (I didn't just want to be adding hinges that didn't blend with the look of the piece.) I made all the hinging pieces by myself. (Thank you Gramps for the mechanical ability genes!) I really love how this turned out-so much so, I think it would make a great class, so I am adding it to my list!
Today is a special day-it's my son's 16th birthday! I am picking him up at lunch and we are doing our traditional lunch and birthday shopping this afternoon. I decided long ago that when I had kids, they wouldn't have to spend their whole birthday at school. Having a March birthday myself, I always had to write exams on my birthday and usually it was math-my worst subject. I wanted my kids to be able to have better memories than that so lunch and shopping it is! Happy birthday to my kiddo, I love you! You are growing into the kind of man I had always hoped you'd be-kind and compassionate and an all around good human being.
This day is doubly special because it's also my precious friend Anna's birthday. I became friends with Anna when I set out to participate in the United In Memory quilt project, after 9/11. She lost her son Ken in the WTC and I randomly (though I do not believe for one second it was random) chose her son's name from the list of over 1000 lost that day. We were finally able to meet in the summer of 2004 and I simply adore her. Anna has the most loving and generous spirit and just being in her presecence makes you feel good. She inspires me to want to be a better person, a better woman. She radiates light and I know a great spirit when I see one. Happy Birthday Anna! May all the good you bring to the world come back to you tenfold.
Okay, time for me to get back to making triptychs. I have one more to go. I am mulling a few ideas over in my brain. I love doing the house/home theme-so many possibilities! Back soon with more!