Monday, September 19, 2011

Flitting In.....

Time flies when you're having fun, but when you're kind of out cold.....well....I feel I have neglected this blog forever.
Had a little *fly about* and am landing for a moment.

I actually have a bit of art to photograph when I am back to par; one piece is fighting me tooth and nail, the other is finished. That's just how it goes~~art has a mind of it's own, and YOU better not mind! LOL!
Down time has given me lots of time to think, write and mull my work, my direction and what, in general, makes me the happiest.
It also brought up that I *STILL* want a bottle tree in my yard and I have wanted a votive holder/kneeler from an old church FOR EVER and have not a clue where to begin the search.
Odd how these things pop in the head and circle and circle, never really leaving, just hiding a bit and reappearing when you least expect it. (I have no idea WHY it is I need these...I just do)
The bottle tree is manageable; the votive holder/kneeler is going to be a very very long shot.
In the meantime I am still trying my best to get back in one piece and hope that by next week I am going at full speed, damn the torpedoes again. Hey, I can dream!
So if you come across a church that really wants a GOOD HOME for an old votive candle stand......ummmm......point them my way, eh?
Til later, when all the brain cells are working and I have something amazing to post....



Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I came back to reality on just the right day for you to pop in. I always loved those votive holder's, it was my favorite part of church. Bottle trees, yes, so doable. I WILL keep an eye out for
a votive holder but if you need it that badly one will show up.
xox Corrine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

That's what's so funny about the votive stand~~I have wanted one since I was a child and it just surfaced again, so I figure there is a reason.
And I don't want a new one. I want one that was in a church, even if it's busted.
Leave it to me....LOL!


Elena said...

Agree with Corrine. You offered a good home to one that might otherwise be tossed. It will find its way home.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I'm sending out the just needs to get through the rain! LOL!
It would have a GOOD home.... :-)


Georgina said...

Bottle tree?? Is that a tree with all sorts of wine bottles??? You better start drinking, girl!! LOL Now that would be a fun project!! As for the votive candle holder/kneeler, I've seen those around these parts or I used to. I had an old church bench from a little abandoned church in Mexico, but I had no place to put it in this house, so now it has a new home in Las Cruces, NM. If I happen to see one, I'll let you know...all kinds of antique places just up the road from me.

Have a better week and don't stay away too long. Come on over to my blog for a little tour of a road trip Hubs and I took Saturday...take your mind off whatever ails ya.

Loves ya,

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ha Georgina! I have been saving bottles FOR EVER~~~I just need either a dead tree or one of those wrought iron ones they make now.
I remember in the church I grew up in, the rooms off the sacristy were filled with junk; broken tidbits, etc. And there was one in there and I know~~I KNOW~~that was where the desire started. All sorts of cool stuff; statues needing repair, bits and pieces...just things that had been replaced but the old ones not disposed of. Well, not then. Could barely work your way through the room.....


audrey said...

With all the wonderful stoles and banners you've made, and your big good heart, I wouldn't be surprised if God Himself delivered one of those old votice holders to you. What an extraordinary thing to desire. Better keep an eye on your backporch.
I've seen some cool looking bottle trees. I hope you do one ~ I just know it would be the best I've ever seen. Unfortunately, I think my DH would scrub the idea before I finished telling him about it. LOL.
Glad to see you feeling some better. Looking forward to art photos.
♥♥♥ audrey

Karen S said...

So happy you're feeling better -- I've been artistically slumped lately, myself -- must be the weather...

Lori ann said...

oh beautiful photo anne. i hope you do find these things that have been in your heart and mind. i've seen some great bottle trees out in the mojave. now that i think of it, it's only been in the desert that i've seen any... and the votive holder, wow, how fantastic would that look in your home, i always loved those too. that and the stained glass in the church i grew up in.

Janet Ghio said...

I love bottle trees and you have to drink wine chosen strictly for the beauty of the bottle to go on your tree. Get busy girl--we want photos!!

Jo Murray said...

Hi Ann.. missing you. Hope you are regenerating fast. Come visit... I have a giveaway this week.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling up to par soon!! Miss You!!
Love, Marilyn

kj said...

anne, i goggled 'antique church votive holders and kneelers.'. one just might be out there!
this might be a place to start.
you deserve to have this and i hope you find one or one finds you.

as for bottle trees, i should probably be embarassed to say i don't know what they are. now i'm intriqued and i'm off to look at some.

i hope you are feeling better. i hope your time to think is peaceful. ♥

Robbie said...

I'm SO glad you are feeling better!!!! Take care of yourself!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have you ever looked on Ebay for a votive holder/kneeler? Everything's for sale on Ebay eventually!

Clare said...

We all need down time, time to think and ponder, to recharge - we are lucky if we find the gap to squeeze in a little dream time.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi All!

Thanks for the comments~~I have discovered a few votive stands and am quite thankful I was SITTING when I saw the price! LOL!
One is going to have to COME TO ME....
Feeling better--still slow but it is a bit at a time. Enjoying the downtime to just think and *fill the well*.
I really believe we all push too much and need more time to let ourselves slip out of the day and into total relaxation.
Although, I am sort of chomping the bit to get going again.
The monarch pic was luck~~they usually are shy but it was toward evening and I think it was so full of pollen that it chose to ignore me. Took tons of shots. A few good ones; you know the routine!


studio lolo said...

a sign of life!!! I hope you're feeling better each day Anne.
I can see why you'd want those things. The votive holder would be such a fine artsy conversation piece as well as being a "centering-piece" :)


Susie Jefferson said...

I votive for trying to find a kneeler/votive on Ebay or else googling for vintage salvage yards and auction houses. I think that would be your best bet.

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