"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Greetings to all of my Corgi art loving friends! Do you realize that we are a month away from the first day of Summer? I must confess that Summer is not my favorite season. I don't care too much for the humidity. I prefer Spring, Fall and Winter. Be that as it may, the cool thing about June 21st, the Summer Solstice, is that it has the longest amount of daylight hours of any day in the year, something appreciated by artists everywhere. Remember to tie your Corgis down on Midsummer's Eve, as it is a well known fact that the magical wee beasties can fly on this night. Be especially watchful of performance Corgis. They can be so fast that you may not even realize they have had a little adventure. Some of the younger ones may not be aware of their special powers yet, but if you find your older ones particularly tired the next morning and not wanting to leave the foot of your bed, you can bet they were out flying amidst their Corgi and faerie friends. Don't be too concerned about these night flights for your older Corgis. Beneath the greying fur on that face you know so well resides wisdom for the ages. You can see it in their eyes. They know what they are doing. They must fly in order to pass on the Corgi wisdom to the younger Corgis.

My latest painting is inspired by Ancient Egypt. My daughter is fascinated by everything from that time period. The things they were able to accomplish without technology as we know it today, amazes me. On the subject of 'daylight hours'....I know they used a sundial to tell time during the day. Did you know that they also used a water clock to tell time during the evening hours? Pretty cool. I have a feeling that Corgis would have used it for a drinking fountain, however, and everyone would be late for work the next morning!

Now on Ebay....Click the Ebay icon to the left to see! -CS ^..^

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

My dear friend, Stephanie sent this to me. I don't know who the author is, but I thought I'd share it. Happy Mother's Day, everyone! -CS ^..^ WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING (Written by a former child) "When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn't looking , I saw you make my favorite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life. When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there is a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up. When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking." (photo of Tasha and pups by Mary Elizabeth Simpson)

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

London calling.....

Greetings, Corgi friends! Here is a photo of one of the decorations that I made for the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Garden State's Specialty Show. It was held last week and a good time was had by all. Could that be the Queen on the phone guarded by her Corgi security team? This phone booth is about 7 ft. x 4 ft. in dimension. Mary Elizabeth Simpson and my husband John helped with the painting and construction. Look at the handsome Corgi waiting to use the phone. He is Calista's Paint It Black, "Alfie," bred by Gaye Georges. He is such a sweetheart. I overheard Alfie and Bridget chatting....they thought doing Corgi security at the Palace might indeed be a sweet gig..... ^..^-CS