Tightrope Walker 2, series, How to Walk a Tightrope
Collage/acrylic, 6 x 6, Elizabeth W. Seaver
This piece follows in the series after this one which sold in my show at Bistro Bethem in Fredericksburg. I did a whole set of drawings/sketches for paintings which just wouldn't gel as I was painting for the show. It has been fun to go ahead now and do those paintings. The lady and gentleman in my last two posts also fit into that category.
My family left to go back to Texas yesterday after a little more than a week's visit. They came to see my show and to be there when the public art exhibit was unveiled last Friday night (more on that in a future post.) We visited family, ate too much and watched fireworks shot into the air right over our heads in a celebration of the Fourth over Lake of the Woods.
While they were here both of my parents suffered from the indignities of growing older with its unpleasant pains and disorders. My mom spent the night before they left in the emergency room, delaying their departure by a day.
All this is to say that through all of the bother and discomfort at the end of what had been such a fun visit, they continued to laugh and joke and plan and adjust to the changes that life inevitably brings to us all as we age. It was amazing to witness. I admire them both so much.
And my extremely competent sister comforted, consulted, packed, sheparded, and rescheduled all the travel plans with shuttles and airline (proving again that she is "the good daughter!") . Together, they got home safely.
Here's what I think, after watching my family in action this past week--if you keep a laughing, loving, dancing spirit, you will never be old.