Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12:01 PM | Posted by mARTa
I've stayed home from work since yesterday feeling under the weather with some sort of vague virus which had me with fever, chills and nausea. I'm feeling better but thought it best to just rest up and make sure the symptoms have subsided. So feeling inspired and more energetic this morning I have spent the morning in my studio listening to the novel 'Atonement' while making a color chart of my colored pencils. I haven't used them in years but plan to start bringing them out to play more often. The tug for a quick watercolour spurred me to do the mug I keep on the studio table with pens and brushes I never use. LOL! I think the colored pencils should go in there now.
My friend Shon and I have been friends since we were 6 years old. Two little girls who were so very different but shared the joy of friendship and creativity. My mother often wondered what we talked about since Shon was always so quiet. I thought the question absurd as Shon and I talked about EVERYTHING!
We loved to play together, go for neighboorhood walks and make all sorts of creative art using what little supplies we had and found....like the flower fairies we'd make from the flowers from our mother's gardens.
As we grew older our friendship continued, we married, had babies, went back to school and ventured into new careers; I nursing and she teaching. At times we've lost contact with each other and have reconnected through the most bizarre circumstances; proving to each other that the bond between us is heaven meant.
A few years ago she gave me this mug, with the purpose of holding pencils and whatnot. The simple sunflower is a constant reminder of how two little girls have loved each other all their lives. A tribute to you my dear Shon, I love you.