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A Great Day

I took this photo of Lisa and Clay last week while in San Francisco. Today, Clay asked Lisa to marry her and she said, yes! Clay had confided in me when she was here for Christmas and I even helped her select the ring. I felt so honored to be her confidant. We are so happy to have Clay become a part of our family. I think the wedding won’t happen until 2013 and hopefully, by then, marriage between same sex couples will finally be legal.

Another fantastic thing happened for Lisa this week. The biannual invitational at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco opened and her piece sold on the first night – $2500!! So proud of her.

This morning, I had fun with our encaustic adventure at Trinity. It was a great group of students. Serena Barton, our teacher, said it was one of her best group of students. Here is some of the work that was done.

I did three pieces – two with textiles. This piece has a couple of strips of shibori indigo in it.

For this piece, I printed a photo of one of my aspen quilts on silk and encased it in wax. I overworked the piece trying to blend the edges. The photo was a rectangle and the board was square. I would like to try this again with better proportions.

This is the last piece I did — in about 10 minutes. It was fun to just go wild with the beeswax paints.

We all agreed that we want Serena to come back and for a full day.

Tonight, we went to the symphony which was being recorded for a cd. We were cautioned to be very quiet and it was hysterical to hear the coughing every time there was a break.

I bet you thought I didn’t have time to do a 3 x 3 today, but here it is . A quicky felted piece.


10 Responses to “A Great Day”

  1. allison says:

    tears of joy for lisa! just beautiful things happening to a beautiful person. wishing she and clay continued love and happiness! and whoot, whoot on the sale of her piece. congratulations to the whole family.

  2. natalya says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! to you and yours!

  3. connie rose says:

    Congrats on both fronts to Lisa!

  4. Karoda says:

    I’m predicting the marriage issue will be resolved before the election this fall. (from my lips to God’s ears!) Thanks for sharing all the groovy vibes 🙂

  5. Anita Lay says:

    So happy to hear the news about Clay and Lisa. EVERYONE deserves the opportunity to be in a love relationship with a life partner. Your old friend Nancy Thornton’s son Neil and his partner Steven will also marry in 2013. We rejoice that our friends’ children, children that we saw grow up from toddlers to the fine and talented young people they are today, are experiencing happiness and success in their lives.

  6. Judy says:

    Such great news about Clay and Lisa….and also about Lisa’s big sale!! WooHoo!!!

    You did have a busy day. Your encaustics look great!


  7. Francoise says:

    Congratulations to Lisa on all the good news. And congrats to you too!
    Have a lovely Sunday.

  8. Brenda says:

    Congratulations to Lisa and Clay. I imagine,as a parent, all you want is for your children to find happiness in their life. Your children, Gerrie and Mr C, seem to have landed in a good place.

  9. Kristin L says:

    Congratulations to Clay and Lisa, and to Lisa on her art sale! It’s been so fun to lurk on your and Lisa’s FB posts and see the excitement. It’s exactly the same excitement I’ve seen from other couple friends as they make plans to tie the knot. If anyone tries to tell me there’s a difference between hetero love and same sex love I can only shrug and completely disagree.

  10. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations to Clay and Lisa. I hope that all the idiotic posturing will be over so you can wed soon. (My sis and her partner celebrated Washington’s law this week.) Gerrie, you are the most talented woman I know. I love the encaustic work you did. I also just learned by reading the Studio’s article about Lisa, that you once were a weaver. So much talent in one family and the next generation showing talent as well, must make you very proud. Wishing you all a sunny day.