Sunday, February 8, 2009

Domesticity Series - Half-wit and Hopeful House

Here are two more from the Domesticity series...

Half-wit House
25” x 46”
Handmade paper, mixed media, $300

In Half-Wit House you see a once organized life swirling away at an awkward angle. Thoughts were still strong but focus was lacking. Many ideas, and some responsibilities, went into a black hole not to be seen again.

Hopeful House

22’ x 46”
Handmade paper, mixed media, $300

Eventually, more good days than bad became the norm. Dare I hope for wellness? Hopeful House shows arrows pointing the way with a bright yellow-orange sun actually shining again.

Hopeful House has become my favorite and it hangs in my home in a hallway that I pass by numerous times a day. It is a constant reminder that hope and gratitude are a state of mind. Despite the daily news in the world, no one can take away your hope unless you let them. This might make you think that I'm a natural optimist. Actually, it is quite the opposite, so I need that daily reminder!



Stone said...


While it seems you went through a very unfortunate health issue, it is nice to see the transfer of your feelings into the artwork. I really like the houses, majestic and passionate. Being a Wife, Mom of three, Teacher, Volunteer, Artist are probably a lot more of an optimist than you think. Thanks for the work!!!


Joanne Huffman said...

You have the most marvelous sense of color and strong design in your houses.


Tinker said...

What fun art! I'm sorry to have missed your OWOH drawing - but thanks for entering mine - still early here on the west coast. Nice to have met you on 'the caravan.'

Jennifer said...

The half-wit house is me! I feel like that most days - swirly and distracted.

I have to say, I agree with you about Hopeful House - I think it's my favorite too.

I love your work!

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

You guys are so good to me! :) I'm going to walk by Hopeful House right now and smile at it while simultaneously thumbing my nose at Half-wit House. It's going to be a good day!


Lee said...

Hi Lorrie! I'm still feeling good after our weekend playing at the Crystal Lake Art Center. Thanks again! I love seeing the houses again & knowing a bit more on the background. It's really inspiring me as I tackle my own health issues.


J and Z said...

these are really wonderful!!! beautiful work!!


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