Monday, February 23, 2009

Safe Inside

Today was a good day in the studio. It was short and cold, but good. I decided to finally sand over a painting that has been driving me nuts. It was not so great, then I made it worse, and then I made it worse again. So there it sat for the last nine or so months, looking at me calling me bad names. So I sanded that little smirk right off it's face! Man that felt good. Now I am working on a very interesting surface that isn't calling bad names anymore and I like it. No pictures yet though. I can't show pictures of unfinished work. It's just one of my things.

I can show you this painting though. I don't think I ever wrote about it before. It is sold, but I made a pendant of it and put it on Etsy today.

It is called Safe Inside. It symbolizes that feeling of keeping my family safe inside. No matter how things are getting on the outside. If we are good, nothing else matters. This painting came about when we started going through some tough times financially and what kept us together was how no matter how serious things were, our kids just kept reminding us about what really matters. It seems like if we kept them safe inside our hearts and home, they kept us feeling safe inside ourselves.


  1. I love this,just so happens my daddy died a week ago.Had Alzheimers,was laughing and talking in the yard then all of a sudden had a stroke.Keep you beautiful work comming.It makes me smile!

  2. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry.
    Thank you for noticing my work and I am gld it makes you happy. Please take care.


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