Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It reminds me to think about what it is I am doing....not to hurry, but be quick....a big difference between the two.
This video picked up wind sound - so it is sometimes difficult to hear my mom talk. She and I were just chilling out in my front yard. Feeling the wind blow and leaves fall, as my Dad worked to pull their trailer out. My Mom spent her career in Education as a Elementary School Teacher and Drill Team Advisor. She is an avid cross-sticher, loves all animals. My Dad also spent his career in Education as a Elementary School Principal and successful basketball coach. He is passionate about two things, fly-fishing and basketball.
I took a short video of my Dad pulling his big mobile house out from the soft ground. The have spent their lives traveling all over the United States. This is what we did as a family together, this is how we made most of our memories. They like to seek out new adventures. They had planned to leave around noon, but as soon as my Dad started breaking down his camp....he got into the "mind-set" of "lets keep the ball rolling". They had a 2000 plus mile trip ahead of them. Some day I will be traveling just like they have - even when I am their age...what "Hero's" they are to me.
I couldn't have completed the commission without the help of the people in the photo. Jim, my boyfriend helped to guide me through the packaging, delivering and hanging of the two windows. My Mom and Dad were there to provide ideas - feedback - and support.
All of us played Mexican Train. A favorite game of my parents. We all got a chance at winning except Jim. Sorry Jim...it might take awhile to get your engine running...I have a feeling you will come from behind and actually beat me sometime....
She kept saying," what if this " or "what if that" and I said Mother..."YOU CAN DO IT" YOU HAVE TO, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MIX PAINT COLORS .......and you know what...she did. She came up with a beautiful and perfect match.
She continued to help me by painting the frame while I worked out in my school bus on the other window. Soon- my Mother and I ended up painting the second frame together. It was "CRUNCH TIME" and my mom "came through"!
If you scroll down to see "older posts" you can see how PERFECT in color my Mother had matched the copper in the design and the wood in the customer's home.
While he was there he sealed my house for the winter, staked my sycamore tree, helped guide the men who gave me a new drive to my property while I was out of state, he gave me ideas on how to winterize my mower, and how to pull the ivy out from the siding of my home. He bought me a burn barrel and helped to burn debris and trash and bought a new dog house for my outdoor dog. He is a little tough on the outside, but has one of the biggest hearts on the inside.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
From the left - my Dad giving moral support, helping me re-think ideas as I worked. Jim, my boyfriend who helped me hang these two windows from such a high place. My mom - she is a painter herself. She helped me mix the right shade of paint for the frame and helped paint it while I soldered more pieces together. THANKS SO MUCH!!!