Thursday, October 16, 2008

oh dear!

oh dear! ... my dear blog readers! .... i am a post every day kind of girl ... and i haven't been ... am i frustrating you no end? i hope not ! .... 

it is a GOOD thing that i got my hundred canvases for the year done already ... for if i hadn't? i don't think i could ... life has overtaken art .... and i'm just not putting in the paint time ... 

i do have this..... 
and what should i do with it? whenever i see turquoise ... which i paint a LOT of lately... i want to put red on it .... but i might need to do a different color .... or ... i could do another apple ... i think i might be in the explore apples stage .... 

also, i do have this .....
.... but it doesn't really speak to me yet .... is it whispering to you ... if so, please tell me ......

usually, if i have non art stuff to say, i squeeze it in and then give you the art talk ... today ... 
i've hardly any art talk .... and here's the rest of my stuff .... 

girl.beck.artist? well, she ended up having mono after all .... now she's on restricted activity cause mono can cause spleen inflammation ... and you don't want to wreck your spleen ... who knew?  this has added much drama to my life, her tennis team, and her tryouts for the middle school basketball team (which, come to find out, is the main reason she even went to middle school)

boy.beck.artist? well, he has many gifts, but academics isn't one of them ... consequently school can be SO very hard ... but, he made the middle school b basketball team .... only 6 of 20(ish) sixth grade boys that tried out made it .... so he's very happy ... he needed a good thing .... he needed a good thing AT school .... 

little.e.beck.artist? i didn't think she'd EVER learn how to spell creature for her spelling test tomorrow.... but i think she's finally got it .... she's a funny one .... we were delivering dinner to a homeless shelter tonight ... before we left, she asked, when are we going to the orphanage? .... i am pretty sure she was planning on going shopping and getting a new family member .... she was really disappointed when i better explained what we were doing .... she was under the impression that orphans were homeless ...... you never know quite what is in their heads, huh? 

mr.e.beck.artist? he was in new york at the beginning of the week ... he went to MoMA ... and saw van gogh's starry night ... as well as other fabo van gogh's .... so very unfair that i, the art history major, did not go ... and the business guy, got to .... he did say he thought about me while he was there .. some consolation .... 

me.beck.artist? i've been a tennis girl lately ..... i'm in a team league ... and we've made it through the season and to the playoffs ... but ... i joined another league ... with just a partner ... and it overlaps, so i'm doing that simultaneously .... and practices ... and pick up games ... and suddenly i'm e.beck.tennis and only giving you two background canvases to look at on the blog .... alas ... i WILL do better, i just don't know when ... it depends on how far we get in the playoffs .... so ... less art time ... but not a bad thing ....

my other time consuming interesting something or other? we are talking about doing some home renovations .... and have plans and bids and all manner of hub-bub as we figure it all out .... it's another sucker upper of art-time .... so ... less art time ... but not a bad thing .... 

the dog? she's great .... calm, happy, predictable .... not interested in trying out for the basketball team ....no spelling tests ... no travel away from me .... she is currently wrestling with her scooby doo slipper ...... i think scooby is winning ....

my computer? ... missing the m key ... it 's a little squishy NUB instead of an m ... and the n is very tempermental ..... it's a laptop.... i can't just get a new keyboard ... clearly it did not effect my bloggability ... 

so that's what's up here ....what's up there? 



9 comments:

Jeannie said...

Ugh e
lots going on for you - not all of it fun.
hope the big girls gets well
I have not posted regularly too - I am blaming the lovely fall weather

i am very mary said...

reader.nonbeck.very.mary: thinking that she's glad she's not the only one whose life is so crazy

see you there! said...

The turqoise? Calling out for something chocolate brown. The green? There's your apple.

Aren't you glad you have me to solve all your (arty) problems? HAHAHA.

Darla

Anonymous said...

I was thinking purple for the turquoise----but after reading the comment above----I think brown would be groovy-----which I know you're into. Hugs to all, but especially Julia. I'm sorry she's sick. Love, Roberta :)

Kelly said...

this life taking over and giving less time for art and play seems to be going around. same thing happening in my world! maybe it's just october?!?!

artmom said...

Definitely October - but not for too much longer..then November and December.......whoa....not ready for that! the Turq needs a red-orange apple and the yellow (green?) needs a purple poppy type fleur...(or three)..........my opinion...and you will do what comes into your own head, right? Hope the little becks all resolvetheir traumas sloom and that basketball os a huge success. Right now, the local chatter is all baseball!
GO RAYS!!!!!! Me watch baseball? Maybe little league but not major league, until this week! been trying to do ome little art stuff.nnot too successful but tryingloswhat counts...............

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

OH no!!!!!!! Mono!!!!!!!!

h.cookies not happy about that for you and sweet girl... we've been through that, at the same age and all that helps is TIME, rest and liquids. And a good pillow on the couch!!!!!!!!!!! Jessica missed 6 weeks of good summer basketball because of mono. She's in her 4th year at college but I think she's still mad about that loss!!!!!!

Take care!!!!!!!!!!!
Eat an apple and toss the core to your paintings...

H.Cookie

Chris said...

I'm so sorry about girl e. beck artist! I hope she's well!

And WHERE are your husband's moma photos? HUH? I bet they won't let him take photos, will they? well, I forgive him, then.

You know what I always love to combine with turquoise? lime green. Not yellow green, lime green. I know. Weird. But it always looks so cool to me.

Your canvases are inspiration. So don't listen to me! be true to e. beck artist!!

phd in yogurtry said...

Big congrats on makin' 100 ! ! !