Thursday, April 21, 2011

More RAKs

Well, I almost hate to post another post simply because it will cover up my last post of "It Is What It Is" which has my most recent art on it. I hate to cover Isla up! LOL She is my most fave art now and will be hard to top. Not that I try to out-do myself. But I think I can gladly give it up for my son's picture here. The things we give up for our sons...

So many things happened.... So much to remember and no time to post it all. Such is the current theme of my busy life now. Trying to leave out all the negatives and be thankful for the postitive things that have occured in our lives. Not the petty stuff or the petty people. Trying to just maintain in the many struggles of life with aging parents. Praying for patience(which I lack)while my art keeps me sane. Just praying, praying in general for many, many things. And many blessings have come forth from these prayers and from those prayers of my friends. My parents were blessed by others and we are indeed thankful for every blessing. We have future blessings to look forward to in the months ahead... We just have to get through the present and we shall with the good Lord's help.

I did want to mention last week I did a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) where I smiled at someone in the car next to me and they smiled back. I hope it made her day as much as it made mine. It might have been the only smile she received. Also I have been noticing others' expression when stopping at red lights. Everyone is so preoccupied in their thoughts probably thinking about the things they need to be doing or should have done. Or perhaps mulling over their problems. So if I can give someone a smile, maybe it will help.

Then this morning, I saw a mom with a car full of kids who looked totally exhausted before 8 am and looked like she forgot to comb her own hair. She did not see my smile, but I felt her exhaustion and frustrations. Been there, done that.

The art show was a bust due to extreme gusty winds from the storms last Friday. I was having to hold one of my "walls" that Don built with main force. I called it quits at 1 pm. I didn't sell anything, but Rhett sold some of his stars he made and designed which are pictured here where he has his mom's look of concentration. His artwork almost blew away and he was ready to cry. Still he was the "star" of the show so to speak! I am so glad he sold some things so it will hopefully be an encouragement to him to continue doing artistic things. He has gotten lots of great feedback from other artists and friends. Being cute helped too. He got tips instead of having to give back change!

A lady came up to my art display. She took quite an interest in my work. She liked one weird photograph in particular. It was of a broken doll. I saw it as I was leaving work one day a week or so ago. The head was separated from the doll's body. My friends told me this photo left you with the same feeling as if you looked at a war picture. The lady told me it was wrong on so many levels but that didn't bother me. I guess I take critism well now. She said she had stuff I might like. As we were packing up to leave, I thought about her and she showed up not long after that. She had 4 altered art books/magazines she was giving me plus an envelope of altered images and slide holder mounts I can use! I couldn't believe it. I couldn't let her leave empty handed. I asked her what piece of my art did she like and she said the broken doll! I let her have the photo which she said she was going to frame and hang on the wall at her house! My photo in someone's house! How cool is that?

Funny story about that broken doll... The body was still there the next day but not the head. Then the next day the body was moving back up the road to where I work. One friend said it reminded him of the movie "Chuckie". LOL

Because Don helped me set up & take down my art, I felt it was only fair we went with him to the hunting land to get the camper. I always love going there so I can take pictures. I enjoyed just sitting in the truck listening to the peace and quiet before getting out to take pictures. I got lots of tree faces and a caterpillar which all my friends/fans loved. I'd captured a lunar moth at work on my memory card. As digital camer buggs, we can't really say captured on film any more, can we?

I enjoyed looking at my newly acquired altered art books Sat nite. I can't wait to show them to Cindy, the other abstract artist in PC.

I have had my ups and downs this week as always. It seems you have something good happen then very depressing set backs that bring me down, but that is life or at least it is mine these days. Some days life just seems harder than previous days.

I was really tired yesterday after work. I still had to go to the store for my folks and make it to church. I just felt the need to get my hair washed so I did. I read my vamp book while I waited patiently. The hairdresser was someone I'd never seen before. She asked a lot of questions I didn't care for, but I answered her. Like "Do you prefer others washing your hair?" "No, I was just tired and felt I needed this today." I cannot tell you how much this relieved me. When she was finished, I parted my hair, scrunched it and left feeling like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Who knew just a simple little thing like this would help me so much? I am always saying it is the little things that mean the most to me. This was one of them.

I was lucky enough to talk to my BFF who I will be able to visit with on Friday! I am so lucky to have all the special friends I have in my life. Don't know what I would do without them.

Today I am thankful for the free barbecue chicken I had for lunch today.

What are you thankful for this week? Did you do any Random Acts of Kindness? If not, try mine. Also do a small thing for yourself this week. Please join us at Thankful Thursday to share your thankfulness at Lynn's place at the following...

Hoppy Easter! Hope you don't have any split hairs! LOL We are going to try a new kind of egg dying kit this year to make speckled eggs. Not that is the real meaning behind this holiday. Just another tradition for my son and I to do; more mother son art. More photo ops. We will all be in matching turquoise attire. Got Don turquoise striped tie on sale at JCP for $5! Just call us the Turq's! LOL


Lynn said...

Hi Bec,

You are delightful. Love the random acts.... You are a good woman.. I hope your Easter was astonishing. See you this Thursday. Hugs, Lynn

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank so much Lynn!Thanks for saying I am delightful. So are you and your blog posts. Yes, we a great Easter. Hope you did too. Hugs back at ya! Thanks for stopping by & commenting.