Tuesday, June 12, 2012

fruition...wait for it

 All good things come to those who wait....? 
Patience is a virtue?    Is that how it is?

Both sayings worthy of pillow embroidery, but they are just something we tell ourselves to make the "wait" bearable.  We repeat it like a mantra to calm the ants in our pants.

I am admittedly the least patient person on earth.
I can hardly sit still long enough to type this post.

So in my blissful ignorance I planted a wisteria vine.
 Assuming flowers would be draping my arbor like frothy, violet jewels-lickity split.
I probably , no  literally thought I would wake the next morning to this wonderment.

7 years passed.  I had accepted the fate of just lush vines. Assuming the status "always a bridesmaid, never a bride".

So, I was knocked over by a feather the other day when I caught a glimpse of sweet purple!
I should end this with  some inpiration like -never give up hope,
or some other cliche phrase, followed by a rainbow ....but instead I am adding some other garden photos...flowers that really make us wait for it.









Fruition 30x30
 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

living in layers

Cunundrum:  Too much stuff, too little space.
Solution: Layer it all!

When people tell me they don't have the room for something they might as well be speaking in tongues ....I just don't understand.

My life is about layering. I just must have stuff.  And try as I may I can't seem to get rid of things.
I grow attachments very quickly....even to the most useless , trite objects.
Not because I necessarily like them.
But because they hold a memory.
Maybe it was a nice day with a friend when  I purchased that sad, sorry, chipped plate.
Or the color of a painted farm chair so outrageous I needed it for my collection.
There is nothing more decadent to me than a piece of furniture umpteen layers of paint ...each memorable layer peeking through.
oh pitter patter.

So I am trying to coin a phrase for this affliction..."Organized Clutter"..."Disheveled Arranged"....."Structured Chaos" .

Whatever term applies it's all about the layers...pile it on, and pile it up!