Sunday, June 3, 2007

Moving week!

Matthew 6: 33-34
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Fabol's Irises © 2007 Karen Mathison Schmidt
16 x 20 • acrylic on 3/4" cradled gessobord • sides painted dark brown
The cradled back allows for hanging flush against the wall
Gloss varnish for protection and ease of cleaning • sold unframed
CLICK HERE to bid!

I’ve shown this piece before - just wanted to let you all know I just listed it on eBay. Go to my May 1st post to read the touching story behind this beautiful flowers.

Paul and I are going to start moving into our house this week. There’s still a LOT of work to be done on the place, so we’ll kind of be roughing it at first, but we’re ready for the adventure (we think!)

We’ve spent the afternoon packing things we want to keep and hauling some things we’re ready to part with out to the curb. This will be our 3rd move since we married 3 years ago (the first two were across country - to California and then a year later back here to Louisiana!), and Paul says this is the absolute last time for him until we make the move into a retirement home. One thing so much moving has taught us is to keep things simple - don’t go accumulating a lot of stuff you don’t really need – you just might have to move it one day.

This move won’t be as stressful as some, because we’re taking the whole month of June to finish moving things out and doing a final cleaning of our apartment. I won’t have as much studio time as usual this week (or maybe even until the end of June!) but stay tuned for updates in the further adventures of the Schmidts.

Well, I’ve got a few more things to take care of before hitting the hay, so I’d better get smurfin’!

Good night, all!


Melanie said...

i enjoyed seeing this painting again - and was reminded of the lovely story that went with it.. blessings on your sales!
Your comments about moving hit me like a ton o' bricks... it has really been weighing on my mind to go through this house of mine and clean out! too much stuff burdens the brain and heart I've decided!! I may sacrifice painting time this week myself to get it OVER with and done! I know it will be a relief in the end.

Best of luck with your 'adventure'!

Sandra said...

How wonderful that the move is finally here!!! I agree with you about having extraneous "stuff". Since I've been in Virginia, and am living more simply, I long to get rid of lots of "stuff" and simplify my life. Can't wait to see everyone...I'll be home in about three weeks. Love Sandra