Monday, January 26, 2009

finished a piece today .... and toilet news ... and pursuing happiness....

i'm living in a rental house while we do a not-that-small-but-we-say-it-is-smallish-to-delude-ourselves-renovation .... the only thing left in my real house is my art studio in the basement ... it hardly looks like a studio cause everything that didn't get moved for whatever reason, was stashed down there ... so ... big mess ... but, still useful art space .... when we planned the reno and the move to the big house of brown, i imagined myself dithering away my happy days in that basement studio ... but instead, i spend most of my big art days in allison's basement .. which is perfect ... and i just spend shorter spurts in my own space ...that no hvac thing in this overly cold winter is not working for me ...... but today? today was how i imagined this "keep the studio" thing would work ... after a morning of shopping (one toilet, two bathroom sinks, a kitchen sink, a dishwasher, faucets, a microwave, some lighting ..... who knew that *i* could be a shopper... wait .. that's another post....) ... after a morning of shopping, i went and worked in my studio ... and it was great .... and then i picked up little.e.beck.artist ... and brought her BACK ... so i finished my painting chores while listening to her happy chitter chatter loveliness .... it was great .... really great .... just what an-artist-renovating-her-house-and-still-working-in-the-basement-cause-the-brown-rental-house-might-be-giving-her-hives wants .... 

here's the painting that i finished today ... 
... pair .... a pair of pears ... pears in love .... lean on me .... you are the pear of my eye .... be very, very pearful ..... i'm not sure what i'll name it ...though i will name it in the next thirty minutes or so ... i always do before i load them to my flickr .... you can read about the background in yesterday's post .... and i do think this one is going to get donated to the school auction .... unless i make one i like better before then .... 

tra la la ... i'm going to allison's tomorrow to paint .... what happiness will you pursue tomorrow?

5 comments:

aimee said...

the toilet news headline caught my eye - sounded like something out of the onion. how funny! i love your turquoise/pear combo!

phd in yogurtry said...

oooh, verry verrry nice. love the harlequin pattern (had to look up that spelling).

3rdEyeMuse said...

love the fishies, uh, I mean pears! they are a delightful pair of pears, too. :)

Queenly Things said...

Clearly you had a nagical day. That painting is visual alchemy.

Kelly said...

love it! a little different that your usual backgrounds, no? not that i don't love those to! sounds like a lovely art day.

and i get ya on the reno. we aren't moving any walls, but we are painting every room. and we have some really big rooms. pics on my blog.