Sunday, September 28, 2008


on friday, i did a HUGE clean up in my family room .... i've been painting and painting and then i prop my canvases up all around .... and it was getting pretty cluttered and full .... so ... i cleaned up piles of mail and magazines and books and kid stuff ... and canvases .... and the room is clean ....... and my fireplace is re-decorated ......the most lovely bit of all, when girl.beck.artist came home from school she said "i LOVE that!! ...." ... a pause .... "hey! can i have those" ..... yes, honey, of course you can  .... we have plans to finish out the attic with a bedroom for her ... and when that happens, she'll have three lovely bright heart paintings as our jumping off point to decorate ... rah! 

below, a mosaic of the many family room looks i've captured on film .....
which is your favorite? 
i'm partial to the top middle ..... and the bottom middle ..... really, i like them all .... there's not one i wouldn't choose to do again .... 

so....after all that cleaning , i did more than my fair share of mess making .... i trashed my studio in a creating frenzy ..... i have about 42 square feet of surface space in the middle of my studio there .... and i let girl.beck.artist have about one square foot .... and i rushed around making messes around her while she painted neatly, calmly, sedately, sweetly ..... she has not yet embraced art as an aerobic activity ....  
if you go over to my flickr site ... this pic has all sorts of notes on it that you can read if you roll your mouse over it ....

and one last picture .... 
when i was cleaning on friday, i was also assessing my paintings ... this one on the left didn't pass muster .. the tree seemed too wimpy .... so... i bulked it up ... with more paint, more branches .... i think it works better now ..... do you? 
today? i woke up at my usual time even though i got home super late last night .... we went to church...where i taught my groovy artsy sunday school class ..... got home.... read the paper ... had lunch ... then napped ... and napped ... and napped .... and ..well .....napped ..... so all that art frenzy today took place when i was VERY well rested from my zzzzzzzzzz's on the couch ..... 

anyone else get to take a nap today? nothing better than a good nap ..... 
have a great week ..... be artsy .....

7 comments:

see you there! said...

I like your newest mantle arrangement best. Guess it is just the clean lines it creates. Yes, the bulky tree is better I think.

Yes I had a nap, induced by pain meds from dental surgery. Better by far to be asleep, LOL!

Darla

Queenly Things said...

I can't let a weekend go by without at least one nap.
Lve what you've done with the place. Your colorful art just snaps to attention agaisnt the white walls.

Lucy said...

I love the thought of art as an aerobic activity!! Very funny!! Well, girl you certainly would have a gold medal if it were up to me, you are an artist whirlwind!!

Anonymous said...

I think that adding to that tree made a big difference. I rememeber the first time I saw that painting, thinking that tree looked like it had had a tough life so far. It looks much stronger and fuller now. Before it was hiding in the corner--now it's more center stage. I think it looked a little too transparent in the first one, too. I like the stronger browns and the shading in the second. Congrats on 120!! Love, Roberta

i am very mary said...

LOVE the extra branches!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I'm slow going making my rounds and have tons to catch up on!

I'm a little partial to the center shot ... I have a feeling it has something to do with the monkey on the right. lol

I would love, love. love to have that much space in which to create ... some day. hopefully sooner rather than later ... even the thought of leaving projects out is a bit like heaven. :)

I liked the original heartstrings painting, but have to admit the bulking DOES add A LOT to it. Bravo!

no naps lately ... and I sooooo could use one!

Chris said...

Are you trying to make me jealous?!