The next thing to show you is this fun old lamp from the 50's. The shade is metal so light does not shine out, but rather down in a warm circular glow. It is perfect for shedding light right where I need it on my projects as I work at the table. Around the base of the lamp are a few of my "frogs." These vintage metal items were put in the bottom of vases or bowls to support flower stems when making a flower arrangement. Today, they serve two purposes besides being interesting to look at. First, they are great for holding pencils, scissors, etc. at my work space. Second, years ago my grandma introduced me to the acronym of "FROG." F for 'fully,' R for 'rely,' O for 'on,' and G for 'God.' So my flower 'frogs' serve as a reminder of where to keep both my heart and my head and to not get to caught up in the 'stuff" of my studio.
|If you look close on the back left, you'll see the original rubber "frog"|
my grandma sent me many years ago.
I look forward to being able to show you the main studio, but will have to wait until after the mess is tidy. Another day!