June 16, 2011

Sort of Amazing

My life is 

my nephew is a glimpse of everything good.

sort of amazing. 

and saying that. well that's me being shy and modest and looking down.. kicking my feet
but smiling big. 

Because amazing

doesn't. even. touch. it. 


Just look in the backseat.

and if balloons aren't there.

get them.


There was a little richness this weekend in running errands. 

If you never feel that way, 

I'm serious, 
pick up some balloons. 

then look in the rearview mirror. 


I tied two around a wedding present that I made and wrapped for a dear friend. 

It would make sense after she opened it.


and the baby love in my life came to town.

which is always a fuel up.

because like Picasso says,

“Every child is an artist...

The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”


I'm busy learning from this guy.

jump in.

go for it

keep trying

and then

soak it up

Can you handle that series?
I can... barely.


Im working from this office lately.

cell phone picture fail. does not show the true beauty of my new tree top urban office.

and I'm able to walk to my studio now. after our move :) which has been a joy.

 greeted by morning hellos from the coffee porch drinking society that is-

 my new neighborhood.

And it is lovely.


I feel like my life is art. Rather, I KNOW that life is art.


 I am preaching at church this weekend.

And this Sunday is Fathers Day.

I am inspired and moved by my dad. Who, as unreal as it seems, died after I graduated from college.

and was buried in a tie with a yellow duck print all over it.

(That he bought for himself. put under the Christmas tree. and signed that it was from me.)

Because I had just completed a sculpture of one. that was 5 feet and 4 inches tall.

And he thought it was amazing.

He said so even. the morning he died.

He said-

"The day is beautiful.
The duck is beautiful."

( yes. my parents put the sculpture in their yard.)

So while I love to make things. I love to also write.


This Sunday. This Sunday there will be more art.


Heck there's art every day.

Look for it.

when you bring your groceries home.



I've been painting more lately. 

I missed it. madly.

and I remember

that Picasso also said- "Everything you can imagine is real"

sneak peek:

(and I can't help but feel small victories over that. because. dude. look at the things I imagine. ahahah.)



Kerri said...

Beautiful. Everything.

Crystal Peebles said...

You are amazing :)

Zuzi said...

there are lots and lots and lots of things i love about this! :) it makes me want to send you a virtual hug, so here goes:

Robin said...

The picture still makes me tear up.

Robin said...

The picture still makes me tear up.

Anonymous said...

Abby, you make me cry.

Sophie said...


i love music. almost more than everything.