Work & Patty Griffin

I had a very slow art day but that’s ok. I am telling myself that because I feel guilty for not accomplishing more. Put work first all day because David was helping make that happen by not minding that I stayed at the shop over night. We had a lovely night with friends Friday evening. Aundrea and Dick invited us over for kabobs and cocktails and welcomed Char as well. Char and David left me at the shop after the party. He kept Char all morning while I worked. Char came over at lunch and we worked on our tiny shop garden and bought David a bike at the junk store. We all have bikes now and we have a few plants growing to cheer us before work.

Charlie was super good. Bought himself a rake at the hardware store and some 25 cent cars in a sale box while I was negotiating the bike price. He was excited all afternoon about my sister, Dee, watching him that evening while we went to see a show.

David and I traveled to Stuart’s Opera House to see one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Patty Griffin. I made this 5 minute owl in the car from kid art supplies I had in my purse knowing this was my last chance to get in some art.

We ate giant cheeseburgers in a dive bar because the proper before show restaurant was overstuffed with people and jazz piano filtering out the door. I didn’t want to leave the dirty barstool by the pool table in the dive bar. It was quiet enough that I could talk to my husband. Stare at him. See him smile about eating a double cheeseburger with a piece of bologna on it instead of a spinach salad and overpriced, dry salmon. Just slow down.

The show was great and I mostly obsessed over the drummer that played bells, piano and guitar. Doing all the jobs. Whatever it was Patty needed.

Author: BunkoJess

Jessica Spires was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1973. Spires is predominantly a painter but also enjoys photography and sculpture. She considers it all practice. Owner of she is a serious business lady by day. When she isn't being a workaholic she spends her down time cooking, gardening, listening to live music and loving her family. Guitar and music symbols are often incorporated with nature themes in her whimsical, colorful folk paintings signed with her nickname: BunkoJess. Spires currently splits her time living and working in Millersport, OH and Nashville, TN.