Could you hear Roy Orbison singing when you read that title? Huh? You what?! You don't know who Roy Orbison is?!?! OMG, I'm working with children here! Just call me "Internet Grammy"!!
The painting es finis!! It is hard for me to believe that it took them only 2 days to finish up! Of course, part of that is because most of the prep work was already completed by my SIL and brother in May. It looks wonderful! I'll take pictures, but it has to wait a while. I refuse to take pictures with the yard looking like it does. It is horribly neglected. I hope to get out early tomorrow and deal with some of the weeds immediately in front of the house, and that should help greatly.
When they were done, the owner came in and we visited for about an hour before he left. He is a very nice man with whom I was completely comfortable throughout this job. He showed up on time, cleaned up after himself, and was pleasant to talk with. We talked about the challenges when one finds him-or herself single after many years of married life, and interest we each have in hobbies, etc. As we talked, I learned of several interests which he is pursuing in his off time. He is teaching himself to play a keyboard and guitar, and he took up painting (you know, on canvas) on his own. then he said that, to his own surprise, he has sold some paintings, and has a web site. Well, you all have guessed that my computer is never far from me, so he gave me the site name and I went to look.
You should know that I love music and art. I've never been a great fan of certain types of painting. One of them is abstract. So naturally, this is his genre! he gave me the site address and when I opened the site, WOW! I actually like his work! Don't ask me why his and not most others, but I do. His web gallery can be found at: Terry. I was also struck with the fact that another artist whose works I like is one of my high school classmates who sculpts these amazing shapes using cast acrylic. Her works, seen at Enid are also abstract, yet I like them. Then I realized that Terry's painting and Enid's sculpting would make one heck of a paring in some corner of a room. (Do you suppose if I work these words right, they might let me *have* one of each? Nah, me neither. hee hee) I think the thing is not so much that I don't like abstract art, but because many works that I see are, to my eye, not pleasant, seem to have a purpose and aren't soothing. I know I don't like art that makes me uncomfortable (OK, OK. Some art is meant to put the viewer off their comfort zones. I just don't care for it.) It was fun how these things fell together as we talked. And I suppose I should also plug my nephew since we talked about him and visited his on line gallery. Don't want the pesky brother to note that I ignored his kid. (The kid is worthy of note so it is OK.) That site is Doug. Alright, commercial plugs are done.
I'm relieved that this segment of the housework is done. Now if the floor guy would just return my call!! sighhh. Will it ever end???