So, I have now been shut away in my house for 18 days with 3 kids ages 13-15. I'm sure some of you can relate. We have actually enjoyed quite a bit of our time together and have done a lot of fun activities that I don't think we would have ever even thought of. We've been:
1. Practicing drag queen makeup
2. Organizing dinner parties with just us as guests but dressed up as other people. I was Michelle Visage from Ru Paul's drag race.
3.Watching drag queen shows (we love those drag queens)! We just watched BenDelaCreme live tonight and she was magical. Make sure to check her out. Alaska was our entertainment last Friday night and was awesome as always!
4. Yard work (didn't see that coming)
5. Playing games and puzzles. I introduced the kids to my 1973 "Family Feud" board game. That was funny since none of the questions involve the internet.
7. Just Dance
8. Making up mini-plays
Just to name a few things...
But, I have also had a lot of time to paint, which is always a much appreciated distraction. I am posting my new pieces on my Portfolio page, but here are a few for now...
I have integrated laser cut metal into both of these pieces. Whimsy Wood Puzzles, who produce my jigsaw puzzles, also cut metal and were nice enough to cut out these pieces out for me.
These are a little different from my usual pieces, but I am teeming with different ways that the painting and metal can coexist together. I love the juxtaposition of the softness of the women with the cold, hard metal. It adds to the strength of resilience of these divas.
Anyways, everyone stay safe. This is the perfect opportunity to find your inner artist, reconnect with friends and family, meditate or just dress up and watch drag queens!
Love to you all!