Thursday, October 16, 2008

Birthday Boy & More

I can hardly believe I haven't posted in over a week~
I have started painting a set for a new theatre in town! ~ I am so very excited about this new little theatre. It is a part of the dance studio ~ Shuffles~ where Rowan takes her dance classes.
The owner, Peggy, of the of Shuffles ~ decided last year to spread her creative realm and add a black box theatre to her dance studio. Really amazing~ the space is perfect~ seating 99. The stage is a wonderful size. She brought on board, as Artistic Director, a young man, named Chase~ I have known him for years~ he worked at Theatre lV . Anyway~ Chase was pretty much raised in the theatre. He knows theatre inside & out.And~ because of this he can gather an amazing pool of talent, who are more than happy to be a part of this new theatre. I am totally blown away by how everything is coming together.
So~ the show is ~ Tick, Tick....Boom. A very cool musical by Jonathan Larson~ the guy who wrote Rent. So~ this is his story, about choosing to be a New York artist.

My husband built the sets~ now I am painting them. Good Fun!

Next~ Above, you see my new/old angel. While cleaning out the closet~ there she was. One of the Angels that Philip cut out for me years ago. Unpainted.~~~~Remember me saying that my Angel painting was pretty spontaneous, morning of a baby shower, morning of the Christmas party. Anyway~ poor Philip was never given much notice. So~ he did catch on & started cutting out stacks of Angels, instead of one, as needed. ( love having a cabinetmaker for a husband)

So~ she is not done yet. But~ I was so happy to find her. I want to make her very special.

Next ~ & ~ most important~ Ian turned 16 on Oct. 13~
Unbelievable~ 16~ my darling little fellow. When he was born, he had the biggest brown eyes.
He was my tiniest baby. Oh so precious. Today he is still darling, kind, smart. Ian is cuddly,
he is very comfortable with himself.~ He has decided that he will be a Ferrior & shoe houses.
And he will. Like his father his hands are gifted.

Pumpkin pie~ instead of cake~ for Ian Gerard Sullivan !

Recognize this picture?~
This is the photo that inspired the pastel painting you see over to the side of my blog.
This is my curly headed boy, playing in the bird bath~ I was always finding his little toys there.

The moment Ian saw his first horse~ there was a natural connection.~ Neither Philip or I are horse people. I have never been on a horse!~ Truly, it is amazing to watch him around these beautiful creatures. Look at him~ on his 3rd. Birthday~
We lived in the country & a friend who owned horses lived just down the dirt road.I would take the kids for a daily walk & we always ended there. Ian was shown where the apples were kept, so he would run get one and feed the horses. I have seen him share an apple with this very horse. Look how small he is on that big horse.~ Beautiful!~

O.K.~ That all for now~See you soon with more art~ Amy~


Kimmi said...

Don't they grow up so fast? Happy belated birthday!!!!


Susan said...

What a beautiful post. Seems like you are going to be really busy for a while. Enjoy this latest creative venture. Sounds like so much fun. Take care.

SunshineandRavioli said...

Your angel is beautiful!

And my "baby" turns 15 at the end of the month...where does the time go? Happy belated birthday to Ian!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful blog, your work is lovely. Reminds me of Mary Cassett. Thank you for sharing your beautiful paintings!

Michelle :)

Leslie Rubio said...

Happy Birthday to You Ian! The photo of Ian at the birdbath is so precious and your painting of him is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing your gift Amy!
I love you

Anonymous said...

How cool about the theater set. I'm sure it's going to look great when you're done.

Happy Birthday to Ian. Love all the photos you posted. May all his dreams come true.


Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

Thank you~
really Ian is so very dear~
we called him ~Ian Bird~ for so long~
still do.
Love seeing my babies grow~ but~
hard~ too~

AwtemNymf said...

Happy belated Birthday and beautiful watercolor work!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

LOVE Ian's curly mop. We have an Ian too, only for a grandson. I really like your wooden Angel, Amy. The texture on the clothing...everything. I grew up with horses and they are, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful animals in the kingdom. Best to you with the theatre.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Lovely story about your horse lover son. I think people who love animals are the salt of the earth. They grow up so fast.
Beautiful work.