Tuesday, April 20, 2010

it's a bird ....

so ... first to catch you up with my real life ... little.e.beck. artist found out today she needs glasses .. she is thrilled beyond compare ... hard as i tried, i couldn't convince her to get the green and purple glasses with flower cutouts ... instead, she chose a bright blue pair .. that are perfect on her sweet self ... mr.e.beck.artist said he was surprised that i didn't talk her into some brown or more neutral glasses ... neutral? brown? mr.e.beck.artist, don't you know me at all? pish posh, who needs neutral?

then... more real life .... boy.beck.artist and girl.beck.artist are in a play at the end of the week ... i did some painting and set work today .... the theater might be the calling i missed ... i would like to be a set designer ....

and, back to our regularly scheduled program ... the art blog .... this is installation three of my kanuga recap ..... now ... i'm not telling you the brown story yet .... or the my-new-best-friend story ... cause i don't have great pics of that .... i could tell you the shoe story (have you ever had a priest bless your art? how about your art shoes?) .... but instead ... i'll go with real artsiness .... a painting process ....

here's an 18 by 18 gallery stretched canvas .... with great britain maps on it .... nice to have a brother and sister in law in the land of more exotic maps .....then i stenciled on some letters ...
white letters no less ... have i ever done white letters before .... i'm not sure i have ... very subtle ... and that's not my usual modus operandi (woohoooo, throwing in some latin) .... nor is it anywhere in my usual modi operandorum (now that's just geeky, knowing the plural ...) .... but, i was working on subtle .... it was an effort ... but turned out to be a worthwhile effort ...
so, i put some light blue glazing over england and my white stenciling ....
then i cut out a bird silhouette (spelled that correctly the second try) .... and tried on a nest for size ....
in the above pic, please note the ubiquitous diet coke (breakfast of champions too) .... and the writing on my table ... i spent much of my time writing down song lyrics .... handy that you can rewind and pause and play and rewind and play and pause a bajillion times til you get the words just right .... poor allison had to listen to the good lines of pocket full of sunshine so many times cause i was writing so slowly ....

and then here's the final pic ... more subtle than my usual?
it makes me happy ... an empty nest full of promise ... full of what's going to be ....

that's day three of i'm-blogging-lots-of-days-in-a-row-for-you ..... see you tomorrow ... leave me a note so i know you were here .... love, love ....


7 comments:

liesel said...

Subtle, yes, but I like it lots. Interesting there are not 3 little eggs in the nest...I also think you may be influenced by Bye Bye Birdie (ha! ha!)

Kelly Warren said...

well you know i'm a color crazy girl like you, but i like the subtle and restrained feel of this! my olivia just had to get glasses recently as well, and she too was very excited. i was happy she was excited. she picked up a purple pair very similar to the purple pair she and sarah had recently picked out for me. i need to take a picture of the two of us with our purple glasses. :-)

see you there! said...

Nicely done. I'm here and waiting for some of those stories. Art shoes getting blessed? What else have you been keeping from us?

Darla

Very Mary said...

Oh! Very Daughter just picked out her glasses this week - very bookwormish chunky square black frames. So chic!

artmom said...

maybe next time I need glasses, little e.beck will help me choose frames!!! I was nnot aware if blessed shoes!!!! Love the bird and nest.....Will send Kanuga pics today if I can get around to it!

Anonymous said...

my youngest wants to be an "art director" so the theater might be in her future...
jeannie

cath c said...

i really love this one...very contemplative. dreamy.