wabi sabi

a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
a beauty of things unconventional.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Been A Little Busy

crow painting by Gerald Cloud

A few weeks before we returned to California last fall I decided to buy and reopen a custom art framing business on the island. I moved the business to my house, had some training with the prior owner and jumped in. That seems to be how I do new things. A little instruction and a lot of practice. I recently opened for the summer and spent a few days wondering if anyone would show up. They did and that is where I have been the past two weeks! From nothing to 13 pieces in a day. After a frustrating few days doing battle with my saw and finally solving the problem thanks to a very helpful brother in law, I am starting to feel like I know what I am doing and things are getting done. I have to say there is something very empowering about using power tools!

I did take a little time to work on the paintings I started a couple of weeks ago. I am hoping to finish them this tomorrow. They are beginning to get past that stage that I want to just toss them. But I am having fun getting messy!

The other very exciting happening is that I finally after really over thinking it, decided to go to Squam in the fall. I really love Flora Bowley's work and could not pass up the opportunity to take a class with her. I am also taking a classes with Judy Wise and Sarah Ahearn. I am picking Lorrie up at the airport on my way. I met Lorrie at An Artful Journey in February and I am so excited she will be at Squam!

Anybody else looking forward to Squam?


  1. yay! great you will be at Squam too. Which day are you guys doing Floras course? I think im on Friday. Look forward to seeing you then. PS. Which airport are you meeting Lorrie at? xx

  2. Your paintings are lovely, Lindy! And I'm so happy you're having fun with power tools. Woo hoo!!

    Squam sounds like something I'd like so I'd better think about this...

  3. Lindy I love your paintings! I have a love of that sky blue! I am interested in your framing business. I always struggle with how to frame art, of course taking it to a professional would solve my issues...hahaha.

    I am so excited about Squam! I am enjoying looking at pictures posted on people's blogs about it, it looks so lovely! We are going to have so much fun!

    ps, thanks so much for the birthday wishes!!!