Firstly, thank you to all who read Kim's interview, both those who commented and those who read and did not comment. I appreciate all your thoughts and your taking the time to read. I have left comments to your comments on several posts. Here is a freshly opened poppy for you all.
One of the changes that happened while I was gone was this bird nest came alive with baby birds. It is outside my studio door which I now keep shut to give them privacy.
On the Cape, I gathered things from my storage unit. My car was packed full. It's a Toyota hatchback and holds a lot. I was appalled to see how much stuff I had in my storage unit. But I left most of it there for another project.
Most of the boxes I brought back were art supplies. I spent several days clearing off these shelves full of Dad's tools, old paint, that sort of thing. I washed the shelves then stocked my stuff on them and it makes this end of the studio much more homey.
I also brought back this aluminum folding table. So light and it folds in half for carrying. I love it. The blue lamp was given to me years ago by Richard, who always supported my creative side. He died ten years ago. Unfortunately it rained at Mom"s the entire time I was gone and the carpets were wet and soggy in here. Everything had a coat of wet. I felt discouraged with using this space as a studio. But then, I vacuumed and aired it out and the sun came out. It's just that water and paper don't mix.
A small rug I brought back to cover the brown carpet in my bedroom.
My bedspread, a quilt Mom made years ago and I have used ever since. She doesn't remember making it. The pillow was made by my friend SD.
I brought back this painting done in the early 70's. Acrylic on canvas. My mother in law loved it so it sat in her house for years. When she died my ex-husband had it for awhile. Finally I asked for it back as I had never lived with it. Of course, it belongs to my son ultimately.