Thursday, May 15, 2008

MiT, 1st senior, day 15, 4th senior meet & greet

After days and days of Portland Open Studios web site work (and I keep finding more stuff buried deep in there that needs to be ported over), I had a break from that and met with my seniors at rsm.

Don't know if you all remember this, but I had a rather rocky start with my 1st senior way back when (she thought I was trying to sell her something and did not like me at all). Today, she told me that her grandson, her cleaning lady, and me are 3 of her very good friends! How about that!? We've come a long ways.

And she's come a long ways with her painting. She added animal forms on her watercolor today. There was a bird, and a mysterious shape which she later decided was a crouching cat and added a tail. We've not quite left behind the pink and blue sunsets though, she still has that going on this piece.

Met my 4th senior. Her daughter volunteers at rsm, doing beading with the residents, so I'm hoping that she'll be very involved with senior #4. I think that really helps, when they have support from their families, when the kids encourage them, they seem to do much better. Not too surprising, I suppose.


gl. said...

that's an awesome story about senior #1! i'll bet your artist statement/support documentation for this project is going to be a lot of fun.

fingerstothebone said...

Yeah, I was really thrilled with that comment from senior #1 too. Especially to be mentioned in the same sentence as her grandson -- he's the one person that she has consistently spoken of as being very special to her!