On the Fourth of July, we visited Nate's extended family and got to see my self portrait from a couple years ago, framed and displayed in their kitchen. Nate's uncle did an impeccable job with the framing. I was just thinking about floating frames as I was falling asleep the night before actually. It's amusing that they chose to hang it in the space that it depicts. So while the wood frame matches the chairs and terra cotta in the painting, it complements the actual chairs and terra cotta in the room. It was also amusing that the same company was present this weekend as seen in the painting. Including Whiskers. Sometimes it's hard for me to remember that I didn't actually hold Whiskers' paw. I'm a little skittish when it comes to cats (even Whiskers, who typically has a friendly puppy dog temperament) but it's nice to imagine myself slightly detached from the group, connecting gingerly with a cat and letting go of any apprehensions. However, after attempting to scratch Whiskers' belly this weekend, I would prefer to steer clear of any paw holding!
P.S. The opening for the Regional Exhibition at the Roberson Museum and Science Center is this Sunday evening, and entrance is $5. I'll be there to check it out, feel free to stop by! The show will be up until October 27th.
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Mansfield, MA.