Monday, April 14, 2008

the joy of pears .... and bingo flowers...

i am horrible and spoiled ..... 
wanna know why? 
cause it felt like winter today .... and i don't want winter ... i want spring back .... admiring the dogwood blossoms while shivering is just wrong ..... 
i actually tried to work in my basement studio this morning ... and couldn't! it was TOO cold down there ..... brrrrrr .... i also don't like turning on the heat (for a variety of oddball reasons: blechy dry air, blowing hotness, frugal, stubborn) .... and guess what i did ... i turned on the heat when wearing both of my messy art sweatshirts wasn't warm enough ....
so that's it ... you're never going to read my blog again cause i'm horrible and spoiled, right? 
please don't look at my profile and find out where i live and google my weather ....then you'll really know i'm horrible and spoiled .... and perhaps a titch pathetic to boot ..... 
ok .... you're still reading? 
you don't begrudge me my eeyore-ness about the weather?  
ok..... 
i'll be much more tigger, now!
lemme tell you about my grand and glorious art day today....  
.... that only happened after my fingers thawed out ..... 

i had one more small square canvas, backgrounded with a dictionary page and some raw umber wash ..... if you've been paying attention, the last three finished canvases were the same ....six by six, dictionaried, and raw umbered ..... this is the final one: 
i've named it the joy of pears .... it's a love story .... i've done loads of pears over the years ...but lately in particular ..... these are the smallest pears i've done .... i'm quite happy with them ....  particularly in the context of these four small umber ones all together that i've just finished .... they are all kind of metaphorically similar .... different stages in relationships ....click here to see them all together.... i can't get the mosaic  photo to load..... did you look?  can you see that metaphorical similarity? the oldest.daughter.beck.artist thinks i need to go back to FUN .... after listening to me expound on metaphors in art .... who knew she'd be pining away for my mona lisa days

and here, finally .... is the commissioned piece that i've known about for a long time ... and working on bit by bit .... slow and steady ..... it is 30 inches square .... the person buying it had seen an 18 inch bingo flower and loved it ... but she wanted it bigger .... and bingo flowers are some of my all time faves to make .... so this was nice to do ..... 

so that's my art day .... two finished pieces ... tra la la .... that is 45 completed canvases for the year ..... i'm thrilled with that! 

my funny thing? i'm planning on art all day tomorrow .... i usually save tuesdays for art, art and only art .... and yet? i'm working on nothing now ...all my loose art ends are tied up.... i have no plan ..... what should i make? ah .... and so the process begins all over again ....hmmmmmmmm ..... 

any suggestions? 

4 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

you're neither horrible nor spoiled. spoiled would be a giant sized space heater in the basement : )

lynn said...

I know what you mean "e". i live in the south myself, and when all i could do at the grocery store yesterday (in my flip flops) was complain about how cold it was, and got out of there as fast as i could to get home, push up the heat and put on some socks and my favorite sweat pants, i felt a little spoiled myself!

lynn said...

um, oh yeah, i actually meant to tell you how much i love your series of little canvases!

Vallen said...

Despite your cold fingers you have finished another winner.
Hey, I live in California and I am always cold. Our summer Saturday is now just a fond memory.