Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Veterans of the Winds"

In the "70's, I was taking some oil painting lessons and painted many pictures.  Most everyone in the family received at least one of my paintings.  Doug's brother, Tim, loved the summer old windmill scene, so, I gave it to him with the request of a partner painting.  The winter wood windmill followed.  At the time, I thought I would paint spring and fall scenes, but, they never came about.

Back then, I never thought about taking photos of my paintings and documenting who had them, if they were gifted or purchased, all the things that might be interesting in future generations. OR NOT !!

Right now, it just seems important to me  !!

Monday, January 20, 2014

At Last !!!

It has been a very, VERY long time since I have posted anything about anything on my blog.  Life has led me in so many different directions the last couple of years -- I hope to be diligent about adding remembrances of this "wild rose" once again in this form of "letters to my daughter".  After my recent move from the two story town home to a single level house, I am finding things that have a story to tell --forgotten "things", but, nice memories.

A new addition to my "new" home is a dress form - something I have wanted ever since I found this beautiful beaded lace dress at a local antique mall.  The dress is off white and lined -- the print fabric on the form shows through slightly, but, not nearly as much in real life as it does in the photo.  I rummaged through my costume jewelry and found several strands of pearls, all of which I have draped around the neck.  The two longest strands were made by your Dad's paternal grandmother Lottie, sometime in the late 60's or early 70's.  Whatever the latest craft fad was, we could always expect her to be trying her hand at it.  Also, around the neck of the form, I have placed the small "band hat" I wore on my wedding day.  The dress I wore that day was a simple white street dress, given away years ago, so, I like to call this beauty "my wedding dress" !!