Tuesday, July 29, 2008

wow, jeannie asked a load of questions .....

i have no photo documentation of my art today ..... but, luckily, i am still answering the questions from this post ..... 

the last two posts have answers 1 to 17 .... so here we go....

18..... sherry asked When you are in your studio creating art, do you listen to music, have the tv on in the background, or work in total silence? ...sherry, the answer is yes .... some of each ..... my kids' computer is in the basement, so i sometime do xm radio through that ..... there is a tv on the far side so i listen, don't really watch, the today show, the view, hgtv, and (blush) mtv ...... i also do silence .... which isn't that silent ... cause i tend to talk to myself and my paintings .... we won't worry about that til the paintings start talking back ..... 

19...3rdEyeMuse, my favorite word? key lime pie .... oh wait, that's three words .... and a different question ..... it might be joy .... i say joy a lot .... when other people say, oh great ... i say oh joy .... and when my kids ask me why something .... i say, for joy ..... we're going to allison's house ... what for? for joy .... call your dad for me ... why? ... for joy ..... it's a nice thing to work towards .... and to keep in the back of your head .... 

19.... 3, and my least favorite word? chores, laundry, mortgage, dirty feet ... oh wait ... that's two words .... i've actually always thought that cauliflower was an ugly word for such a pretty veggie ... cauli ... ick .... and attaching it to flower doesn't make it pretty ...  

20....donna .... i am the wrong person to ask!! ... here's her question : 
Why can't men/boys put a fresh roll of toilet paper on the holder? Why do they always set it on the counter instead?
.... oh, donna .... i'm sorry ... but i'm bad about it too ..... i just don't care enough .... i usually just prop the new roll on the old roll ..... our last house? my husband and i actually CHOSE the tp holder cause it was just a hook .... slide it on .... no effort, no spring, one handed ...... i guess i'm a titch slovenly? or preoccupied .... i'll give you a question back ... why on earth do people really care if tp rolls over or under? clearly that's a too much time on your hands perfectionist thing .... 

21... lynn .... uh oh!! you aren't supposed to feel fulfilled by my art endeavors... they are supposed to inspire you to trot out and do your own ..... so, off you go now ... step away from the computer .... go doodle in a journal, or sort some buttons or paint some papers ... you can do it! 

22 ... jeannie, you are my favorite loopie .... obviously, since you asked the question ..... 

23... jeannie, my favorite day of the week ....ummmmmmm ..... friday during the school year ... cause we do dinner in the family room and a movie off the tivo ......or the walton's .... or little house on the prairie ..... during the summer, lots of nights are friday night like ..... so maybe sunday .... cause it is relaxed ....and i like my church .... especially when i'm teaching sunday school .... i teach artsy sunday school .....or .... i like days that i do art all day .... which is never really a weekend ..... so ... there's no day i dislike .... they all have their good parts.....

24 ... jeannie, you are neither a day late, nor a dollar short!!

25.... jeannie, your car is making a thumping noise because you haven't been talking kindly to it enough .... it is having its version of a temper tantrum ... try sweet talking it .....

26... jeannie, my favorite artist? well ..... van gogh? i've read lots of books about him and what people say he was thinking feeling doing was pretty extraordinary ..... and his art is just so gorgeous ... and was quite ground breaking ....  and kandinsky ... he was the first abstract artist that i really studied and understood ..... and when i read the agony and the ecstasy about michelangelo, the same summer i saw his pieta ... and david .... and the vatican .... 
and actually, i was an art history major in college .... and there are SO many artists that i love for a wide variety of reasons ... andy warhol ... roy lichtenstein .... wilfredo lam ... i bet you've never heard of him ... he was a cuban cubist i loved him in college .... five or so years ago i saw my first of his paintings in real life at MoMa in nyc .... i about flipped ... everyone else was rushing by him to get on to picasso and warhol and i wanted to stop them all and make them look harder at my wilfredo .... i guess each of these artists have a very specific reason why i love them ...a book i read ... a painting i know ......... lucas samaras ... if you make a chair that can't be sat on ... is it still a chair ....is it a chair just cause someone says it is .... is it art if someone says it is .... he had a big exhibit at the high museum in atlanta 20 years ago .... and i went through a chair building and painting stage ..... claes oldenberg .... that lipstick missile at yale? do you know that one?  and he made the ginormous hamburgers too? ..... anyway .... i don't think there is any era of artists that i don't appreciate ..... i could write ninety nine posts on favorite artsists ....
jeannie? are you sorry you asked???

27 .... jeannie .... you grand inquisitor, you ..... i have no idea how i thought this post up ... but it is working out nicely .... blog reading can be bleak in the summer vacation days ..... but we're doing pretty well, huh?

i was planning on finishing out the questions tonight ..... but now i'm not .... that who's your favorite artist question bogged me down looking for links to enlighten and educate my lovely readership out there in blog land .... 

tomorrow .... LOADS of time for art ... rah for that .... so maybe some photos in tomorrows post ... and some answers ... i'm nearing the end of the questions .... and the drawing for the prizes ..... note ... prizes is plural .... 

happy day to you .... 

p.s... i'm sorry ... there was NO proofreading or editing of this post ... i'm too tired .. usually i at least do a half way attempt at spelling and typos ... but not today ...eep!

2 comments:

artsyville said...

i loved the agony and the ecstasy. but i bought a bum copy. when i got close to the end, it skipped 30 pages! so i had to finish it at borders.

Jeannie said...

never sorry about asking a question, especially when the answers are so fun!

I love all the artist info -- I think it will take me all day to really check all these artist out!
thanks friend