Monday, January 18, 2010

a holiday is for painting .....

We must use time creatively. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


today is mlk day ....my children had the day off and we had some lovely down time .... including quite a bit of painting .... nothing better than having all the kids in the basement studio with me .... 


i worked on a project for a school class to work on ... i did a fair amount of tidying mess that has accumulated over the last month or two .... i helped my kids work on their own canvases .... and i did this piece ... 

the background was done a month or two or three ago .... it's a map on a 10 by 30 canvas .... with a blue glaze on it ... the blue glazing makes me happy ... i usually do darker or less transparent or more turquoise ... but when i picked this one up (again, i did it ages ago) i was really pleased with the coloring and the transparency of it .....  so then it didn't take much for me to do another house rules .... i've sold or gifted a dozen or more of these ..... so i plan to do four or five more for a show that i have next month .... note to self: better get right on that, huh? .... 


so that's my art story for the day .... happy painting on a happy monday .... 

tuesday, i've got tennis practice, a birthday lunch for a pal, and ART in a seventh grade .... 

wednesday, i've got to skip pottery for a tennis match ... 

thursday, i don't think i'll be playing tennis, so i'll get to do art ( i have a commission due sunday...eep! soon! ... i plan to get it done thursday) 

friday .... art with my pal, al .... and maybe finish that commission ... or the other one i have ... eep! i've suddenly got a lot of art on my plate ... how great is that?


4 comments:

aimee said...

sounds like you've had a great art day and your plans for the week are just as good! i'm in the trenches of minimalist parenting this week, but still squeaking out as much doodletime as possible!

Jeannie said...

this reminds me -- I have about 4 maps to send you..... will get on that - probably next week

cath c said...

a plateful of art is good.

see you there! said...

I like every one of your House Rules series. Maybe I like this one best. Then again I always think I like the new one best.

You'd better get busy on those commissions!

Darla