It’s pretty cool when you discover a hidden talent in someone you’ve known for a while. Mark Caselius has been hiding his talent from Husby and me for a long time, although his wife Connie knew it was there all along. Luckily for the world Mark is starting to show off his pieces of art and impressing the heck out of people who had no idea he had it in him.
A few weeks ago Husby and I received an invitation to an artists’ reception at an art gallery in the Twin Cities. Mark was one of the featured artists.
Gallery receptions are a little bit out of our league but we had a fine time watching the people and eating little food. Little food is essential at gallery receptions, I think. They served little wine too, but we passed on that indulgence. Plus, it’s all free! Those artists sure know how to throw a party.
Mark had two paintings on display. I thought his shadowing was stunning.
I asked Mark if I could take a picture of him with his art and he was more than happy to pose. Funny thing, he looked more grave in the photo than I’d ever seen him before. He must take his art very seriously. I don’t blame him.
The next photo shows Mark how I usually see him. He’s a goof. A very talented goof, but a goof nonetheless.
Mark is famous now – I hope he’ll always have some time for the little people. Husby and I are so happy for Mark and his renewed passion for creating art and hope to be able to see more of it in the near future.
Hello everyone! You probably don’t even remember me. My inspiration has gone all to hell and I haven’t written in a coon’s age, but creativity is still stirring in the Auntie B’s Wax World Headquarters. Husby has (and always will) given me a reason to post again.
Every year Husby recognizes Groundhog’s Day with a homemade card or something even more elaborate. And every year I’m just as surprised. I never remember Groundhog’s Day, but Husby always does and gives it the reverence it deserves. OK, maybe Groundhog’s Day doesn’t actually require reverence, but in the middle of winter, in the heart of Minnesota, an observance of something in the form of creative attempts (and the hope of springtime) always brings a smile to my face, especially if it comes from Husby.
This year he made a 3D. I’m going to collect these things to remind me that creativity is important and necessary in our ordinary lives. To create is to keep one’s mind active, and to receive a creative creation creates so much happiness to the recipient. That’s me on Groundhog’s Day! I love being the recipient of Husby’s creations.
If it’s winter in Minnesota most likely snow will be involved. One day I noticed snow like I’d never seen before. It took me a while to decide if giant snowflakes had fallen from the sky, or tiny little stars. I guess they could be considered both. I was so amazed at this unusual snowfall I took some pictures, although I couldn’t really do the flakes justice with my camera. They just took my breath away.
Snow comes in so many forms. It can be wet and sloppy, falling to the earth like tiny, little water balloons. It can be nearly invisible, whirling in the wind and accumulating faster than one could imagine. It can be as dreamy as a snow globe or as horrendous as the worst blizzard. In all of my years in Minnesota I’ve never seen snowflakes like these. They’ve probably been there, but I just didn’t notice. I’m glad I noticed this time.
Winter time. How wonderful.