Saturday, November 24, 2012

Art, Interrupted

Heading Uptown 18x24" Acrylic/Mixed Media
Home Sweet Home, finally! I've been out of town for about 10 days. No sooner did we get our water, heat and power back, (which took 2 weeks, due to "Sandy") then we had to pack up and rush to  Las Vegas for a tradeshow. During that time we took a day trip to the Grand Canyon, and climbed down, as well as back up. (OMG)

Now that things are kinda sorta under control, I'm looking forward to painting in less chaotic conditions.  Our property is still a mess and we have lots of insurance related homework to do before things can be rebuilt. But I'm very grateful - not only the services, water/heat/power, that are so easily taken for granted, but all the support from friends - those who offered help in the aftermath and especially those who raised funds via painting auctions, that are helping us move onward. A little help goes a long way. I thank everyone that offered support to me and the other Sandy survivors.  

On another note, many people inquired about "the girls", our polish chickens, and how they fared through the storm. Thank you for asking. Although their coop was quite vulnerable in 90 mph wind conditions, someone was smiling upon them and by the looks of it, not a feather was ruffled. They're doing just swell and look as dapper as ever. Here's a photo of Gladys, Phyllis, and Esther (from front to back). 






7 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Your paintings of the Big Apple are fabulous. I am glad your chickens survived too:)

Patti Mollica said...

thanks cynthia! these two paintings (as well as the original Big Apple) were a blast to do. I guess it took a hurricane to nudge me in a new direction. I appreciate your feedback!

Jerry Stocks said...

So glad you, your husband and the chicks are all doing well. I am thrilled that you are coming to N.C. to do a workshop. I have already sent for info. Can't wait to see you.

Angie Brooksby said...

Hi Patti, maybe you should call your next chicken Sandy.

I tried to paint some NY scenes in acrylic and gave up, they will never look like yours.

Patti Mollica said...

Jerry - hope our paths cross in NC in April - it would be great to see you and paint together again!!

Angie - Acrylics take some getting used to but i actually find them to be more "fun" than oils - even tho i love oils. Acrylics are more versatile and lend themselves to playing and layering. Hey, my pastries will never look like yours either, so we're even!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

So glad you and the chickens are alright. SO sorry about the devastation :(
You painting exercises are inspiring.

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