Monday, April 11, 2011

Summer was here

Yesterday we had our first day of our temps getting up to 80. Today is cloudy and very windy, we have some storms coming our way. I heard that we might get more snow by the weekend. It's no wonder why so many of us get sick with the weather going wacko.

When I read that so many of you are already planting your gardens I get really jealous.I know it will come but what to expect. Last summer we roasted at 100 for so much of the summer that I never went outside.
I just want the summers like I remember as a child growing up in Kansas City, MO. I don't remember any bad weather days. Summer was about being outside all the time. Skating, biking, croquet, badminton I was always on the move.
I think I will ponder on the years gone by and the fun and freedom I felt then.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Gothic Garden art by Bernice (Hodges) Wagnitz

That second back surgery and thyroid cancer really kicked my butt. I just don't seem to have the energy to even think of doing any art. Just opening my etsy shop seems like such a chore. Another part of me not doing my art is that I have my studio in my basement. My home was built in 1920 and at least twice a year I will get the drains backing up. I'm used to it but it leaves the basement so humid I get a rainbow of molds growing on the walls near the floor. I used to spray and scrub with bleach then I read to just use hot soapy water. It goes away but comes back. I can't afford to be running my electric bill up to run a dehumidifier.
I have COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ) and the mold makes me cough and I'm sure it isn't good to breath. So I use my laptop upstairs when all my art supplies are, yeah, in the basement.
I tried all the drying out chemicals, should have bought stock in the company. I would need the industrial size and it's only good for a month.
Anyone out there have any suggestions that don't cost tons of money. Yeah I'd love to have a studio with big windows, lots of sunshine, warm in the winter and dry all year round.

I do have an "Artist" page on Facebook, it's The Gothic Garden art by Bernice ( Hodges) Wagnitz. I'd love your thoughts on my art and if you like what you see than please "Like" it.

I've done quite a bit of new art since I last posted so I best get busy and get them in here.

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