I am lucky enough to have a dad who runs a very interesting business.
It means travel, meeting interesting people, helping great causes, and getting to view great art, sweet, beautiful art, all the time.
So what does that have to do with giant sheets of pink foam in my living room?
Or glue, screws and brand-spanking new power tools?
Well, my friends, if that's what you are wondering, you're in luck, because that's what this post is all about!
Several months ago my dad asked me if I would be up to doing a sculpture for him.
The charity group, Friends of Wings, in St. Louis, MO are planning a public art project using their symbol, a butterfly.
How could I say no?
- Scaling it out.
- Ignoring piles of dishes and laundry.
- Lots and lots of ignoring.
- Also, a fair amount of take-out-food.
And the power tools?
It was messy, but very fun!
And here is the rough model.
After much tweaking.
So this is how it feels to be an artist!
On a trailer with colts and a whole menagerie...
Headed out to be painted up by real artists.
What a stir we cause in the neighborhood when dad comes through with his forty-foot trailer full of animals.
Lissie Bee was so excited to see "mommy's butterfly" again.
That was the best part for me.
My "mom" hat really is my favorite.
A Part-Time Artist & Full-time Mom in NE