Sunday, October 5, 2008

moo said the cow

i have three groovy cyber pals .... 

first? 
very mary ..... she sent me these groovy dots ... perfect to add to art to be ... spots ... dots to be spots ..... and she sent them to me because ... well ... just because .... 
very mary is nice like that .....
i also had two other packages .... conveniently displayed here on FOUR of the canvases i'm working on ... currently i have about a dozen paintings in all sorts of partial doneness .... 
but ... i digress .... see the groovy packages .... that top one wrapped in map? that one is from a queen friend of mine

i love that map wrap ... and actually, wrapped a present for dana in a map just because i wanted to be like vallen the queen thing .....

the package below it had this .....music and a calendar ..... my one and only source for music is jeannie .... she has twins  ... and one is in the band at high school ... both of my twins are in band at school ... but they haven't shown up with extra music for me like jeannie ..... i love adding music to my backgrounds ...like on this pic i used it for wings ....wings from jeannie

and the calendar ... it is a riot .... a planner for creative procrastination ... ah ... jeannie knows me too well!

and below ... the outstanding box from vallen .. it was tucked away behind the map wrap ..... 
a very groovy cool vintage puzzle box ... that, just from the shake, i knew had puzzle pieces in it .... and i knew it had something else too .....it had the puzzle shake ... but the muffled puzzle shake ... i'm like a detective ya' know ..... 


...and i opened up the pretty puzzle box .... and YES .... happy, happy, happy for me ... vallen sent me one of her groovy toovy lovely wrist cuffs .... this one? full of chickens and buttons ... perfect for a girl like me! ... and, i hope you know it, but, i MUST say ... this picture does something horrid to my arm .... it is not so humongous and deformed and caveman like in real life ..... if i had caveman arms, i certainly wouldn't ever wear a chicken bracelet .... 

...and what else? vallen, queen grooviness, sent me maps ....and not just any maps ... she probably doesn't even know this, but she sent me the best kind of maps there are .... vallen, are you a map connoisseur? did you know the best maps have NO pink or purple .. the best maps are not colorful and joyful ... the best maps have A color ... and my personal fave? blue ... vallen sent me a stack of white and JUST blue maps ... the grooviest ... the best to art away with .... i'm very lucky that vallen sent me all manner of goodies! 
and just to emphasize the map packaged joy ... here's a close up of the chickens, sans caveman arm ..... 

... and ... lest you worry ... the mooooooo from this blog post title has to do with this: 
that green canvas is the green canvas that i started FULLY two years ago .... and i loved it so much i didn't know what to put on it ... and about a year ago i decided to put a cow on it ... but was scared to ..... lest i wreck up the gorgeous green-ness .... but .... apparently i'm over it now ....took long enough! ..... cause on wednesday i glued it down ... and every day since i've added a bit of glaze .... slow and steady ...no rush ..... two years of waiting to be a cow .... a few more days of figuring out what color a map cow is meant to be should not make a difference in how the planets align ..... for now it's a blind cow ... tomorrow i'll try to do the eyes ... no promise though .... these master pieces take time ... plus .... i do have about 12 other canvases going on ....
let's see:
-6 small square canvases with hearts on them .... waiting for happy homes
-1 18 inch square orange canvas that has a bingo card and a branch .... and soon a nest ....
-1 yellow canvas that is just papered
-1 yellow canvas, papered and green stencil lettered ..... 
-2 blue papered canvases ... waiting for letters or something ..... 
-1 3 foot square pear painting .... lots of yellow ... yellow background, yellow pear ... lots of yellow .... i think it needs another color ... probably letters ... maybe blue? 

so ... that's 12 in progress ... we'll see what kind of progress i make this week ... particularly in light of NOT having an art date with allison on the books ..... girl.beck.artist has a big ole' fever .... the only plan tomorrow is a pediatrician appointment .... and then hopefully some painting .... 

moo..... 
what's new with you .... 

7 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

how wonderful is that cow?!? PERFECT on the gorgeous green background. *big, big, smiles*

yipee for e on all those better than groovy goodies! how fun it was to be you today. :)

not much new, but it has been a super happy and fun filled halloween crafting, good eating Sunday.

Queenly Things said...

MAps - how can you not love 'em? And I knew you, my friend, you would find the best place possible for them. The puzzle pieces actually came by way of a very mary. I kept some and sent you some. Oops, hope you weren't planning on putting it together.

aimee said...

that cow is outstanding! thanks for the teaser in the earlier post - it made seeing the real thing even more fun.

Jeannie said...

The COW looks great! I wish we had cows like that in Indiana.
Glad you liked the package -- think that music has been sitting for a couple months and knew the calender was for you when I saw it! Hope the lovely mr ebeck is not mad at me for it!

Chris said...

I have been off the 'net for awhile, busy as all get-out and a couple of workshops and just barely updating my blog. but LOOK how many great new things I have to look at here! Love the cowtiepie on the green. lovely.

Give your talented friends my address!

phd in yogurtry said...

I love the color of your cow, against that emerald green background. Bee-yoooooo-temous!

Sabii Wabii said...

lovin the cow...want to see it when it's finished...looks great.
Terisa