---no finished art to share so i snapped a pic of my last doodle from a little sketchpad i keep in my purse---
When I was Olivia’s age I didn’t get to go many places. My sister and I got days at Fairystone Park (of which I have many fond memories), visits with relatives (my favorite was mom’s Aunt Ruby), and sometimes we went camping for the weekend at Peaks of Otter. But my favorite was when we piled into the backseat of the boat-like Ford Elite and after a solid hour of driving wound up at Hills where I would spend my pocket money on Nancy Drew books. Although thinking about that drive makes me think of how Mom would pay me NOT to sing. Really she did. My dad did too. I guess that’s how I had the money to buy the books. I remember belting out “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit and putting all my heart into it. I still sing like that even though I now know I can’t carry a tune. It’s ok cause singing feels so good and it’s just too hard to hold that goodness in.
I didn’t mean to ramble on about all that. I wanted to share the cool thing Olivia is doing today. She is at the Taubman Museum of Art this morning, taking a class with the creative Katherine Devine (I can’t say enough nice things about this beautiful soul and I bet I’m not the only one. She’s just this gifted person whose capacity for kindness is unlimited. We are blessed to have her in our life.) and learning about the work of installation artist, Marc Jenkins. They are going to be making a piece of their own, taking it all the way from idea, to drawing, to construction and if Olivia will let me I will share a picture of her finished work. “I’m planning on a ballerina in arabesque position,” she said.
And if you are a local, have you been to the museum yet? What did you think?