I work for a lot of people who live in houses ranging up to about 10,000 in sq footage. It’s starting to annoy me….don’t get me wrong. Jealousy is not one of my traits. I’m annoyed because 2 or 3 people are living in these behemoth energy guzzling structures….and no one is there during the day, except maybe one lonely little dog, because they’re all working for their “appearance.” They leave their air conditioning on 85, which is great fun for me when I’m hanging by my nose on a ladder. This is why I’m moving away from making money off these folks and instead doing art for those who can’t afford it, or art ideas that I receive from God. I know He’ll provide for me.
The houses I work in are beautiful….but they are not interesting. I like my friends' houses better. They’re interesting. Patchouli’s, Connie’s, B.K.’s. They all look like individual's homes, not some unlivable picture in a House Beautiful mag. Interesting can be beautiful, too.
I have this impish idea that one day all those big houses will be subdivided into apartments for 2 or 3 families because we’ve abused our natural resources and have to pay the price…kind of like the big mansions in the UK that are now subdivided into separate living quarters.
I captured this rainbow this morning as I was watering my little oasis. I thought of all of you when I saw it and wanted to share with you. You all make my day…I admire you, I worry about you, I pray for you, I laugh with you, I cry with you. I may walk past you on the street and not know it’s you, but we’ve shared our souls. If that’s not God at work, then what is?
I landscaped my whole back yard beautifully at one point….simple, arty, organic, etc. Then came Gracie….she ran paths through the yard, as you can see in the pictures. I had to dig up all the non pet friendly flowers (most of them). I have my work cut out for me now. I’m observing where things grow and where they don’t.
I’d rather have Gracie than the yard, though.
I wish you all were here to sit back here with me and talk. I guess that’s God in the glowy white chair on the left? :-)
This is Rufus, my metal rooster. I like him…he makes me smile. All the stuff in the garden is meaningful….sometimes it looks kind of kitschy to me…but I like it….some of the statuary I picked up at antique places for cheap because of a chip or two. My beloved kitties that have moved on to heaven are back here. Some of the yard art is from my late mom’s garden and it meant a lot to her, and I think of her. The old milk can has been around the family forever. The kids and my grandpa built some of the little benches and birdhouses.
One blue salvia flower says it all. There’s a lot of discussion about “correctness” in theology. I look at this one blue flower. This is God’s work. We are all His work. All that matters is Him and His love for us. Now, if we could all just get to that place of loving each other.