Sunday, January 27, 2013

This and That

Cairn in the Woods by Roberta Warshaw
Cairn in the Woods, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
This weekend has been a bear for me. I am totally exhausted and just resting today. I knew the day would come when I had to install a guest bed in my studio. Living in a small condo has it’s drawbacks and I have had the second bedroom as a studio all to myself for a few years now. But those days are over and the bed is installed. I spent all day yesterday moving things around, and getting rid of things I no longer use or need. I did end up losing a giant bookshelf but it couldn’t be helped. I found it in the trash room and so back to the trash room it went.

Now that the bed is in, it doesn’t seem as bad as I thought it would be. In fact I am sitting on it as I type this and the room seems cozier somehow.

Anyway,  Seth Apter has created a wonderful directory of artists who blog. Apparently there are over 400 artist web sites included and it is all alphabetical. I am just now getting through the A’s! I am on the list and I have had many new readers from it which I am so thrilled about. Thank you Seth Apter! You did a wonderful thing connecting all of us.

7 comments:

layers said...

Yes, as women, we had a choice early on.. whether to marry and have a family.. or go deep into our art world. Those of us who made the choice of family like myself.. live with that decision. What IFs do not help.

Robbie said...

I can understand what you're saying, Roberta...but by the same token some of those who are childless friends also need their art to fill their time! all artists go through the phase where they just don't want to do art...at least we can fill that time with the rug rats! I find that while in florida, I am so busy running with friends that I don't get the time to do my art...it does get frustrating but I look at the memories I'm creating instead of art work...ok, that's a stretch...so when we go back to Michigan I become a hermit! works for me. Love the pic in this post of your work!! Beautiful!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I NEVER felt that pinch of time until my grandsons became involved in sports. Plus they have moved in and out of our home over the years. Now, I'm just looking forward to retiring and finding my personal balance again.

rosaria williams said...

Just had to stop by and tell you how much I like this piece you feature on this post. What is the medium?

Roberta said...

I use acrylics paints on a gelatin plate. It is a type of monoprint.

Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

I know how you've dreaded this. And I hear you completely. You know that I do, LOL. I have always had a hard relationship within myself concerning having a family. I love my kids, but in so many ways having a family equals the death of self. Well, like you, I did that for a lot of years. And now it's time for the kids to begin flying the nest. And I don't think there's anything wrong with resenting it when their needs once again mean that it's you who has to accommodate. Oh I could write an entire treatise on this subject. Why must the mother be the one who has to give things up when something's gotta give? That being said, as you've found out, having the bed in there isn't all that bad. It's a great place to stop and daydream and makes a good place to put things while I'm working. Maybe there is a good side to all of this? Of course finding it is the hard part at times. :-)

Laurence Martin said...

I don't know where my comment went, but I was saying that your images of a bird on a cairn are absolutely beautiful, stunning and peaceful at the same time. So much depth there...