Yes,another Bunny Gig..I thought I was getting too old for these things and yes it does tire me way more then in past years but I always find myself drawn to dressing up in whatever the occasion suggests and I do have a way of including those who Love me into joining in. This year Chuck could only go so long, next year I may have to find myself a new partner in dress up crime, or to everyones surprise he may do as I do and can't resist in having a few laughs by dressing up.I believe that just may be the case ,in his case,for I know for sure he has fun if only for a little while. Years ago I dressed Clay as a Rabbit in exchange for buying him a new ball glove, was I a bad Mommy? I hope not, he learned a lot that day. Back in Charleston when I was face Painting at all the local festivals and markets I also would offer my services and my many costumes for store openings ,special promotions etc. one time I was dressed as a "Candy Kiss" you know the little silver Choc. treat with the twist top, well picture how flattering that costume was, I will admit ,I had a lot of fun that day, made a few bucks and lots of new acquaintance and friend's. Most of my photos are from back before digital so sometime when I have a moment or two I will scan and share. Here are a few from years past as well as this years with my friend Sabine and Chuck and I with our young friend Michael ,who is a Dear, that is a smile on his face..he isn't scared.This years gig was volunteering at a local Church fundraiser doing pictures and ice cream with Mr. and Mrs. E .Bunny. So off with the ears for another year. Living now in a much smaller house then in Charleston I have had to let a lot of my costumes go,given to those who I know would use them,only to keep my favorites and I am having a time finding a place for them to be stored.
Here is a shot of a commission I just finished ,done on an interesting boat part. I love it when I find these special pieces to paint on,they are getting fewer and more far between as well we are getting older and the Beach combing or I should say in the case of some of my greater pieces were found along the rocky coast line and not so easy to get back to the car,oh, I so remember all our adventures over the years ,exploring many coast lines one being Little Tancook Island and other surrounding Islands,our friend's who are from there ,born and bred would pile us four into his boat, towing behind ,a dingy which ended up full of all our treasure pieces as well as our friend Patty's special rocks she would take from one Island to her home Island, Patty liked her rocks, we often would laugh and say if we needed the dingy to save our lives ,would or could we give up my boat pieces and her rocks? Happy to say we never had to make that choice. Our friend Gary is a very magical person when it came to Sea birds and he would often come across baby Gulls and stop to pet them, and let us hold them ,so beautiful , he had a way with wild ducks as well,Clay ,our son ,loved that about Gary. Another spot where I found boat pieces was up and around Shag Harbor,at times I would meet fishermen and when they would hear what I was looking for they would tell me how they burned so many old wreaks and I would be sick at the thought of that,for at the time ,these pieces were worth money to me. The same with old wooden Buoys ,today you see very few . I am fortunate to have many and some that are at least three feet high, these will be made into lamps ,I have one smaller one at the moment and another mounted on driftwood ,see above but the plan is to have a few more ,various sizes by Summer season. This will be a project for Chuck, poor Chuck ,retirement during Summer Season , does not exist for him if I have anything to do with it. I was given a lot of old dry tree fungi's ,you see them on some trees and to find good sized ones is next to impossible ,these are very old and some are very large.I am doing a painting in exchange for these and I am excited to get a few painted as soon as I can. It is so difficult this time of year ,there is so much to do outside, I need to try and find time to get all that I need and want to get done,without burning myself and my wick from both ends. We had company from B.C and she and I stayed up way too late Thursday evening, I missed the gym on Friday and I do notice it, I have been on my bike these past days but I see bed calling me early tonight with a good sleep and awake to some good exercise and a fresh first of the week work plan.