Monday, October 6, 2008

i usually like mondays .... usually ... not always

i am an unusually lucky mom with unusually healthy kids .... with three children and a total of more than 30 years between them (11, 11 and 7+) .... they have had one ear infection between them .... and i don't even know whose ear it was .... it was an infant twin thing .... and well ... it was one of them ..... they've had some stitches .... and an infant with a scary high fever ... but in general, they hardly are sick, hardly miss school, and have about the thinnest files at the doctor's office ..... that said? i have had a sicky....going on her fourth day of fever ... and i'm thanking my lucky stars that sickness is a few and far between sort of event ..... 


was that too long an excuse for not painting much today .... and really ... it is just an excuse .... but, i did finish this nest painting today .... you can read about it here on flickr ......


and then there's this next one .... it's tricky .... any time i EVER ask YOU (all of you, sweet readers) for advice, i overwhelmingly DON"T follow it ... cause when i ask? i don't really want advice ... it's more that i'm dithering out loud .... or in print .... 

so ... here's the trick .... i believe i need more on the background ... some letters (dark yellow... pale yellow? umber? blue to play off a scrabble box? ) or some texture ... or something .... 
but?.... but i like it like this ... ha .... i know i want to do more ... but i worry i'll pick the wr0ng thing .... so .... i am showing it to you before i wreck it....ok? 
it's big, as you can tell from the microscopicness of the scrabble board .... it is three feet square .... and looking at it again, it does NEED something more .. that yellow just looks like a frame, not like part of the artistic statement ..... 

so maybe it needs squares to echo the scrabble squares ... or maybe it needs pear sketches, stamps or stencils ..... or letters ... i do love letters ..... 

these are the things i dither about ... is it frightening to have a wee glimpse into my over thinking brain? 

i have another pear secret .... i'll tell it to you later ... ok?

7 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

dither away ... it's always good for a giggle. :)

hope critter beck recovers soon!

Jeannie said...

what about scrable letters around there -- maybe they are to small

I am not good at this

do what you feel!
great answer huh??

see you there! said...

Ok, no advice. I'll just state that I really like the branchy one.

Darla

artmom said...

Blue something....maybe letters or stamped texture. Do you have a messed up lumpy with texture brayer? roll color on it and roll the color on the yellow frame area..get rid of the frame-ness! I know you do not folloow the advice ou get here but you did ask!! And I am always good for giving advice..I do not follow it much when I ask for it though :-) carry on.

i am very mary said...

blue background letters. Or maybe some dithering dabbled here and there.

Chris said...

that nest painting is stupendous.

as for the pear, and i hope i'm not too late... but i think it needs nothing else on the background, but might look nice with the focal point off to one side in any direction. just a bit off-center. that would stir things up a bit and keep interest.
Nice work!!

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

You just go ahead and do whatever it is that comes to mind. I'll like it. You know I like to see Scrabble boards/tiles as well as Bingo cards! I love the nest, but since you ask. I don't eat pears.

:) the nest is so "autumn"...love it!

Heidi
everyday-cookies.blogspot.com

with a hyphen, I'll have you know....and a drawing.. no, not your kind of drawing (i'm a scrap artist, not a true artist!!!)