Balloons wind up in the most unusual places.
We have had a few balloons living with us for a while now. One is a shiny green star, helium, and it came home with us from a Girl Scout event in February..maybe March…I am too lazy to look up the date…But it has floated around here in the house ever since. It doesn’t have a string, so it just wanders around the house.
Like most things that age, after a while it has begun to meander. It used to stay up by the ceiling, crouched as high up as it possible could, hiding in one of the corners. Eventually, it relaxed, and started to float a little lower, and a little lower. Soon it would float around the house at a human adult level, floating into the kitchen or living room, and just hang around. It has finally found it’s way up the stairs, which eventually seems to happen to all helium balloons in our house. We have two levels, our bedroom is the renovated attic in a century home, and it always amazes me that the balloon will just rise up the first level staircase, and then continue on to the next level. That is where the balloon is now, floating much lower to the ground, more dog sized now, it has perched itself in front of my full length mirror in my bedroom. It seems sad now, that it is so low to the ground, and it floats much slower than it did when it was lively and hung to the top of the ceilings. This may be the oldest balloon I have ever known. I have often re-positioned some balloons, as they make it upstairs too quickly, rarely do they find their way back down the stairs on their own, although it has happened. I recall one balloon, which everyday I had to grab it by it’s string and bring it back downstairs, and it would sneak it’s way back up everyday. It didn’t feel right it being upstairs, it was still so full.
We have another balloon in the house, this one a regular on the ground type, orange, with drawings on it and the words “Cookie’s Balloon” scrolled in large black print, the “o”‘s of course have dots to represent Chocolate Chip Cookies. This is a completely different type of balloon, and this one strangely prefers the bathroom. I have walked in on it several times, and since it is a ground dwelling balloon, it always irks me out that it likes to hang out in the bathroom. But it does seem to position itself well to get kicked like a soccer ball frequently during the day. It has really good hang time at the moment. It has replaced a blue polka dotted balloon that was very shy and actually survived a long time, hiding in the corner on top of the piano. It never really strayed from the corner of the piano, it was a quiet balloon. This orange one is always in our business. I can pretty much assume this one will end up in the basement, as many ground bouncers end up. But, you never know, this one lives in the fast lane of our lives, it may hang around with us on the main level until it withers away. I just wish it would stay out of the bathroom.
July 5 2017 bG GALLERY, Santa Monica, CA
Spectrum Gestalt 4.
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Several Exhibited pieces from current collection
Oct 9- 26 2016 Barn Gallery at the Ringwood Manor
Fall Juried Exhibition
Exhibited Piece “Red Sandstone Mountains”
Oct-Dec 2015 Lore Degenstein Gallery , Susquahanna, PA
Seventh Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Exhibited piece “Sleeping Beauty
May 2015 Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Landscapes 2015 Online Art Exhibition
Exhibited piece “Wallich Field”
April 2014 The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburgh, VA
Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
41 Artists from 14 States
Juror: Elise Schweitzer – Hollins University
Exhibited piece “O Fish ‘O Happiness, I purge Thee”
Oct-Dec 2014 Lore Degenstein Gallery , Susquahanna, PA
Sixth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Exhibited Piece “The Land of Cockaigne”
Sept 2013 Linus Gallery
National Juried Online Exhibit Linus Gallery “Nature Speaks”
Exhibited piece “What?What?What?”
April 2013 The Ann White Academy Gallery, Lynchburg VA
National Juried Art Exhibition
Juror: David Dodge
June 2, 2013 Montclair Art Museum, Monclair, NJ
Collecting Art: An Affordable Art Fair , Juried
Saturday, June 2 2013