Sunday, April 01, 2007

A Shower. A Mailbox. Some Sisters. A Harbor.

I went to a wedding shower of a friends daughter Saturday afternoon. A friend I hadn't seen in a while. It was on the 22nd floor of an oceanfront building. Spectacular view. I could definitely look at that everyday. My daughter and I gave a combined gift of a bunch of kitchen items and I made a mosaic mailbox at Taylor and Johns suggestion. I thought I was going to have an anxiety attack right before my gift was opened. I felt much better about the kitchen stuff. But to have something you made put out before a room of people. It was a terrible feeling for me. Everyone loved it though and I gave out every card I had. I am terrible at this stuff.

After the shower my friend and her sisters asked me to go paint the town with them. I said what the hell and we did...
Started on the bay and ended at the harbor. No driving. Taxi's. I spent ALL of Sunday in bed. Now I remember why I haven't hung out with those sisters in a while. Seriously though it was FUN!


Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

You are great at this stuff and your mosaics are tuff!

4/01/2007 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

I swear, this is the most amazingly cool wedding shower gift I have ever seen!!! I mean, I'm sure the kitchen gadgets were nice and all...but that mailbox is phenomenal!

Glad you had fun at the after-party too. Take a couple of motrin and feel better tomorrow!

4/02/2007 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Seems to be a normal feeling. But realizing no one gave a present handmade, well, surely no anxiety in that.

Very cool too! If our mailbox didn't hang on the house and being small, I'd ask you to make one for us also! ; )

4/02/2007 05:58:00 AM  
Blogger No said... do I get one of your mosaics?

4/02/2007 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

That mailbox is absolutely stunning! I love it!!

4/02/2007 07:04:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Kitchen stuff comes and goes, but this mailbox is a work of art. Beautiful colors and love the shell design. Everything about it says, Beach me.

4/02/2007 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Yoga- I am so bad in person presenting it. I am so sure everyone is going to hate it. I don't know what that is about. Why do I not have confidence in my own work.

Bluegrrrl- I don't know whats worse. having too much to drink, inhaling second hand smoke all night or staying up past my bedtime. But I am all better and going for a nice long run.

Coffee- That is exactly where all the anxiety was coming from. I really wish I could overcome it. I can't speak in public either. Never have been able to conquer it. People tell me to join toastmasters which seems absolutely horrifying to me.

No- Email me. Tell me what you want exactly.

Katie- Thank you.

Peacechick- It's pretty simple design that I did at the last minute. In fact the shells came when I was trying to figure out some way to spice it up. Always have some shells laying around this place.

4/02/2007 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger dawn said...

Mary - all I can say is superwoman flys again. Love it

4/02/2007 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Mary, a gift from the heart is always better than something store bought. The mailbox is wonderful, not just that it is gorgeous, but also because it came from your heart.

And it looks amazing! Good on ya, sista!

4/02/2007 02:34:00 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

No confidence in one's own work! That is what makes great artists.
Is the nameplate a tile you fired or did you decorate it afterwards?

So, you had a great time, you party animal! Good on you!

4/02/2007 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Wow Mary, Cute!
And weather proof sealant too?

4/02/2007 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Good for Me said...

that is just spectacular! i'm house hunting and hope to move in the next 4-6 months. i may have to commision you for a mailbox. wow!

4/02/2007 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Absolutely wonderful! And irreplaceable, unlike the other gifts.......

4/02/2007 10:40:00 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

(cream, listen to yourself!)

4/02/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Dawn- Quite the compliment coming from THE superwoman.

Diva- Thank you.

Cream- It's fired.

Quasar- It does have a sealer yes.

Good For Me- Let me know. Different area? Or just new digs.

Hayden- Thank you and thanks for coming by.

4/03/2007 07:18:00 AM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Wow! I want to try that.
Cream told me to come and have a look...good thing I did. Your work is really imaginative.

4/04/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger Joyce said...

I'd happily get re-married (to the same Mennonite) to get me one of those...

4/04/2007 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Brian and Joyce- Thanks for stopping by. I think Brian is handy enough that he could seriously do it.

4/04/2007 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger msliberty said...

I completely agree with Blue! What an amazing gift!! It does not surprise me that you exhausted your supply of cards. Who wouldn't want one of your pieces of art?!

4/05/2007 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Great mosaic mailbox.
Sounds like you had a ball.
Once in a while it is a good thing to paint the town with the girls. Or the living room.

4/14/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger Good for Me said...

same area...moving from a townhouse to a house. though now it may be more like 6-8 months. we'll see!

4/14/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger dkmeek said...

You have nothing to feel anxiety about. I think you art is very good and given with heart. BTW I am form Perry Hall, Maryland. However, I live in Japan now. Great job girl!!!

9/15/2008 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

DK- Japan! How lucky for you. I've been in Maryland all my life. This side of the bay for the last 20 and the other side before that.

9/15/2008 07:47:00 AM  

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