I have been home for a full week. I am still in awe of the green. My garden is a rain forest compared to the environs of Colorado. My perennials look gorgeous; the pond plants are robust with our goldfish thrilled that it is soon to be summer; The Girls (our urban hens) clearly have enjoyed the spring salad that the yard can bring; the Witchhazel looks lovely and our heirloom rose was in full bloom; It is raining now in fact… all over the laundry I have hanging outside.
My piece went along quite nicely along the banks of the Arkansas River. I finished in good time to work on some mixed media works back at the shared space. I had many visitors on my last day and early evening of work on site. Sue Keys, local artist visited along with Michelle Gapp, the owner of the property I am working. What a treat! I have greatly enjoyed working on my own out there with nothing but birds wondering what I am doing. I was keenly aware of the rare plane above my head (may two the entire time). Most heavenly really. I know that I am noise sensitive but having no planes above my head was a huge bonus.
When I finished, about 6:30p I rec’d a phone call from fellow artists (C.Maxx Stevens and Hyeon Jung Kim) and a local guy, Shannon. They had visited earlier and I was thirsty, winding down, and out of water. They said “Wait there! We have water for you!” They arrived before sunset and they generously brought an entire Mexican food-t0-go along with beer, and we dined on the banks of the river as the sun went down. I finally took my work shoes off (no shoveling dirt anymore) and ran my toes in the cool, cool water. It was a grand way to celebrate the (mostly) completed work.
Here are some images from both visits that day…
More images, thoughts, and links to come.