While working in the garden early this morning, I noticed that the "Lady in the Garden" needed a trim!
I grabbed my clippers and now "The Lady" can see again and I can see her.
She was created for me by a dear friend and extremely talented concrete artist, Hayes Parker.
Unfortunately, since moving to Mexico, I have lost touch with him. We were friends starting in the 70's when I used to sell in craft shows in the USA. I remember, particularly, a show at Westbury Square in Houston where the temps soared to the 100's. It was my decision to never to do a show outside again. I never did.
Hayes did not either, I don't think. Once I helped him in a show at the Astrodome for the preview party for the Nutcracker Market benefiting the Houston Ballet. I have never, before or since, seen such a frenzy of women buying as fast as they could write a check or get their money out. Exhausted that night after the show, all I could do was limp on sore feet to my car and dread the fact that I had a few more days to help in the booth. It was absolutely a mind blowing experience - another thing I never did again. Ha.
Hayes' work was always distinctive, beautifully made and a treasure. In my house are many other pieces that he gave me over the years. I sure wish I knew where he is and how he is.
Thankfully he gave me "The Lady" so many years ago. I wonder if he has any idea how much joy and beauty she has brought to my life for all of these years. Life is good.