Thursday, June 7, 2007

bingo bouquet


bingo bouquet
Originally uploaded by eeeee.
happy thursday, it was......
that sounds like yoda.....
i had a fabulous thursday.....
that sounds more like me.......

allison came over today for a play date...i mean, an art date.......she brought her olivia to play with my kids......it's a summer thing.....stolen art moments.....the kids actually did some painting along side us for a bit......

this piece has been a backgrounded beginning for ages and ages......just red and monopoly...then months later the yellow...then months later, the stamping and stencils on the red border......and finally, today, finished all together........

but let me tell you about yesterday......i was tidying my studio, which, as usual, had kind of gotten out of control.......i'm fairly organized, until i get a project going, then i'm not very good about putting things away back in their proper bins and drawers and tubs and such........

here's how i make my mess, primarily: i'm a bit frugal...ok, i'm a lot frugal.....and i HATE wasting paint...so anytime i use paint on a pallette, i can't just wash it away, i use it.....i use it to paint a white canvas....or i paint a map....or i paint a chapter of a novel....in anticipation of using these new painted bits at a later date....
...and then i lay them about on the table, the floor, the cupboards, the treadmill....any nearly flat surface at hand.....to dry......and then i don't really put them away well...they just sit about....and when they are in the way they get moved out of the way, stacked, slid, shoved.....but not actually put in a proper that's-where-it-belongs spot......i did have such a spot....a tub...that was full....with three times more paper than can actually fit in it......

so, i bought 9 clipboards....one dollar each! ....and i sorted out my papers by color.....red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink.......all on their own clipboard....sorted ALL the paper out......now it is a thing of beauty....that was yesterday......

today, i went into my art room and looked at those clipboards....yippee.....i want orange flowers and i have gorgeous orange paper just ready and waiting....i even had a choice of light orange, tangerine orange, pumpkin orange, burnt orange, and barely orange with lots of white still showing through...... i chose tangerine......and purple.....yippee....i am NOT a purple girl, but what a joy to have a clipboard full of purpliness......and i chose my purple novel papers......and then some red for some tiny circles......the joy of organization! .....urrrr....i'm sure that has never even been thought by me, let alone typed or spoken.....so i shall say it now....aloud....the joy of organization.....ooops.....doesn't ring true! ha.....anyway...this small titch of organized grooviness will suit me fine....until i mess it up! ...it will be an interesting psychological study to see what i do with my next batch of freshly painted papers.......will i stack them? or sort them? or correctly file them onto their gorgeous clipboards?.......
only time will tell!


ps....i put all sorts of notes on this last pic on my flickr site...... go see the picture with hidden notes HERE.....

2 comments:

allison strine said...

Oooh!

Jeannie said...

I love the added not thingy too - way way cool

I am happy to be back surfing my favorite blogs!
your art and your clipboards are soo cool!
I told a coworkers wife about your blog - she has some cool cigar box purses hanging up on the art wall at work --
HEY there is an idea - at our B&N store we have a wall in the cafe that every month features a different local artist -- call your nearest store and have an all eeeee month!