good afternoon little birds,
I hope everyone has been having an enjoyable week! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, I was away in PEI for a little while for a funeral. The drive there was so beautiful. I know winter isn’t everyone’s favourite time but nothing beats a wintery sunset on a clear day. The colours made my heart melt. The blues and deep reds and browns against the pure white of the snow. It reminded my how much I love the group of seven. Sometimes everything looks like a painting to me.
So it wasn’t the best of weeks, but it’s almost over now. It really got me thinking about the things people choose to own, and the things people choose to keep versus the things we keep for a little while then give away or throw out. It’s really interesting to me. It’s strange too all those things we have….where do they end up once we are gone? Into the home of a loved one? Straight to value village? lost in a dumpster somewhere? Most objects can stand the test of time.
It’s funny too how everything you own has a history and a reason behind it. Maybe it reminds you of someone, or maybe it was a gift for your birthday from a certain person, maybe you have it because you needed it and it was free! (like most of my furniture). Some things we have out of necessity, and some things are just to help us make wherever we are living feel like our own home.
Ok so..enough chattering….today I drew and made a watercolour of a can of sardines. I am thinking about things that I do, and things that I have and why I have them/use them/eat them. Sardines and I have a long history….When I think back, my father was the first person to ever share a can of sardines with me. I loved them. I don’t know many other people in my life who love to sit down and eat a can of sardines. My mom hates them. Whenever we would eat a can, she would make us brush our teeth and get rid of the can immediately. She hated the smell! my boyfriend hates them for the same reasons. In fact there are only a few special people in my life who will share a can with me today! My sister and Dad will eat sardines, and my best friend loves them too. So that is my sardine lineage. I love the idea that select people who I hold dear to my heart are the few that will sit down to eat a can of smelly little fish. It’s great!
Well…here’s the work! I’m not in love with my watercolour…I’ll have to work on some more fish. I love how reflective they are. Next time I might try to use a real model. Maybe when Shawn is out of the house for a bit.