Genealogy has been filling my mind lately, going through family history, genealogy research, photographs…even ones from my childhood, 70 years ago, seem antique. Dad was a photographer and apparently never threw anything away…my mother saved all her family’s stories…and Dad’s too. They moved and moved, carried and carried…I’ve been working on using some of the images and stories in my art work. Now electronic storage allows me to consolidate.
David and I sent several boxes of physical evidence to Historical Societies in both our parent’s birth towns in Northeastern VT. I gave more photos to Hugh this weekend. I don’t want these people and their stories, going back to the 1600’s, to be lost. We learn through stories.
My four brothers and I are lucky to enjoy each other’s company. Hugh and Connie were here for the weekend from Seattle…one of us living in the country (me) allows the others to enjoy pieces of it. We love to cook and eat together…Doug has been sending all of us pictures of the feasts his family has been enjoying in Palestine. At times I rebel against the constant work of getting myself back into the studio to make Art…colors images, shapes, ideas, words…Actually, I can’t live without art making…the effort pays off!
KEEP TAKING YOURSELF BACK TO THE STUDIO…Enjoy every moment of what is around you!