6.07.2009

new work

"one of these days"
8" x 8"

I am loving the color palette on this new piece. It reminds me of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan~ ever been there? The island is known for it's fudge, lilacs, interesting history, horse drawn carriages, bicycles (it is an island with no cars), and vibrant minty colors~ it is quite the experience. Alex and I spent a few days there when my dear friend Carrie got married there a few years ago. I think northern Michigan has this magical sparse beauty about it, and the island itself feels a little like a fairy tale (minus the horse shit smell everywhere). Half of the island is preserved in it's natural state and has walking and biking trails throughout... We had such a lovely time there. It was sort of a last child-less hurrah for Alex and I.
Anyways I am rambling... have I mentioned that NeNe (Mother-in-law) and Randy are house-sitting a house right down the road for a month? AND, they are considering trying to make this area their new home!!!? I will post some pictures of this soon.
Well, as I signed off in jr. high,
ttfn. (ta ta for now)

4 comments:

June rhymes with moon said...

Do you find that you sometimes make something and only realize what the colors remind you of when it's finished? I seem to have that experience a lot. I'll add something in a piece and notice later that it has more significance than I thought.

Also, I really like the swallows here...swallows are awesome :)

Janelle

Megan said...

I am enjoying the work, and the house, and the AMAZING LIL. Megan from true blue is stalking you and so happy to see you and yours thriving. I would love to snailmail or email, megan@meganmarshall.com or 309 applecross dr. cary, nc 27511

Cindy Benson said...

Kelcey,
I took Caren and Lindsey to Mackinac Island once on a trip out West with Benny's parents. Caren rented her own bike and Lindsey rode a two seater with me. We went all around the island, but, as i remember, it was a little treacherous trying to juggle two young kids and lots of tourists. Definitely an interesting place though. They sure get you with the prices, however!

Beth Hannon Fuller said...

I love Northern Michigan too. We canoed through some of the many, many tributaries up there with my family (like 20 years ago so I was 17) and it was like a lazy river ride. Personally, I think tandem PLUS canoeing can be more trouble than it's worth. But this was an exception.