over the river and through the woods
After a little work to shape it slightly we gingerly put it into the adventuremobile with the seats down, with me pulling and Virginia pushing. There! The back hatch closed. Out on the streets in the rain we made the short drive to the art center and my studio. As these things often do, it looked so much bigger inside the building as we negotiated it onto the freight elevator and up to the second floor.
There was an event last night but all the guests were in the event room as we arrived, coming off the elevator to be greeted by a knot of art center staff who just smiled and parted so that I could pass through with my large treasure. It is a measure of my relationship with them that nobody said a word or uttered a question... they just smiled as I went by.
By now it was after 8 and I was tired and hungry, but a special vase was ready and we were able to fit through the door and into the studio. Carefully placed in the heavy vase we now added a finishing touch that Virginia had found and purchased earlier in the day. Arranged just so, Virginia helped me balance the whole assemblage to place it up on my decoupaged desk in the display window of the studio.
A 6 foot tall easter tree with sweeping branches extending some 6 feet, a deadfall branch that only needed a little shortening with my handy saw.... and pastelly beaded eggs with ribbon loops on the branches, quite minimalist in nature and stunning in the gorgeous egg vase now sits on my lovely table. No images yet as we did not take the camera along on our rainy night adventure. Since childhood an easter tree has been a tradition, and this one does not disappoint.
A woman came out of the event room and said that she loved the display that we had just created..... to be augmented today with some special items from my collection here at home.
Photographs coming soon:)