Monday, April 7, 2008


Howdy dooooode cuties,

but first:

A TRUTH: I am not sure where this blog is going tonight



So, this past Saturday night we held our annual Spring Open House at the studios. We are a group of 20 artists and one cat.  We all clean up our work spaces, the common area, put out some yummy treats and host our community of wonderful collectors, friends, our families, other artists, new interesting folks and the general public! We have always had a really great turnout, and it is usually packed. You can barley move or even speak to everyone at times....but, this year, it rained. ALL NIGHT! It was the first time in 21 years we had experienced that much rain! can you believe that??? Well that's what Randy said, and he thinks he knows stuff. (okay, he does know stuff) I think it's some kind of a miracle we have always been so lucky!

So here's the nice part about that. it was a fantastic night! I really got to talk to people. I met so many new interesting folks! Groovy, young artists, great new friends who are writers, even people who brought relatives who were in from out of town. What a cool bunch. It was paced differently than normal, and I think that was a good thing, it was very enjoyable. I even have grown attached to the crazy drunk lady, or is that the drunk crazy lady, who attends every art event in Central Florida for as long as I can remember. She made it out, even in the rain. but I have a note to the crazy drunk not draw on other peoples art work, even if you think it needs a little "fixin" okay??
and while I am at it, a note to self: do not forget to eat (except a few goldfish) and drink vodka. this is not smart. I do not need to grow up to become the new crazy drunk lady.....I'm just saying.

BIG TRUTH NUMBER 4!!!!!! and this may be what I really want to talk about. friends.

I have some really good ones, and I want you to know how truly grateful I am for you. I find you enormously interesting and engaging and I appreciate you more than you know. You are kind and I love your stories, the way you chat, your goofy sense of humor. I think you are all so good lookin, I really do, and I like the way you dress. you have the most wonderful way of making me laugh.... really, really loud. snort even. I love it when we talk I can see that you are really interested. And I think it's amazing the way you listen. It's so nice to go beyond the sufacy stuff and get down to something more real. I like it when we do that. I love that you care deeply about things yet you never seem too self important. You have such a creative mind, it's endless what we can discuss. And I love that we do not judge each other, not you and I, and that may be the greatest gift of all. So I thank you. Thanks for being there and thanks for being a part of this ride. I could not and would not want to do it without you. Sending you each big chunky hunks of love and some genuine, silly, squinty smiles.
that's it, that's all i got.

mom, i know that its bad grammar, it's just a thing.

sending you freshness and kind thoughts,
and love,
Lynnie lou

p.s. are you thinking about your friends?


Ziggy said...

We have an exceptional mini-community within the complex, or is that the compound?

I feel very fortunate to be here.

Jamie said...

So here's the thing--or, perhaps, less arrogantly, "a thing"--"It takes one to know one!"

And with friendships, it also takes one to make one. (And I made that up all by myself!)

So, if a PERSON were to look around herself and say, "Hey, seems I've got some super-cool friends who listen deeply to me and don't seem to interested in judging me but are, rather, concerned with just hearing me--and maybe having some fun with guitars or cats or shopping or laughing"--well, I'd have to say to THAT PERSON (and I'm going out on a limb, here), "I bet there are folks all over town that wish they had their own blogs just so they could tell YOU what a good friend you are!"

And I'd even bet that some of the folks that DO have blogs might think that it's a sorry state of things that they spend so much blog-time talking about their, well, cats, instead of important things such as friends.

And that person, if they had a blog they weren't filling up with CATS and such, might just say, "Love you, too."

claudine hellmuth said...

hey sweetie!! missing you! and our Project Runway nights. Kisses to smudgies!!!!!!

Rachel Cornell said...

I just want to say, "You spot it, you got it." You could not see all these great things in others if they were not already a part of who you are!


Bernie Berlin said...

I LOVE you!!!
And miss seeing you guys...
Sooooo, when are you and John coming to stay with me in Tennessee:)
You can bring the pup!!!

Claire's Mina said...

This little comment box is little! I like the way the words just move over though CAN YA TELL I'M NEW AT THIS BLOGGY WOGGY.
Connection minus ego minus judgement -- emotional equal ground (no more than & no less than) vulnerability perhaps, trusting or even risking safty for connection. We crave that spiritual vibration and love that fullness we get when it happens. We who get to have it with each other are so lucky! Generally, I am an isolater. Why do I avoid what I crave tohave moments of wholeness? Fear is bad, love is good, that is what it boils down to. Choosing fear reverberates. Intellectualizing this knowlege is inactive. Movement is the bloom. Thanks for the therapudic venue Lynnie. XOXO