Thursday, April 22, 2010

what is perfect?


oh darn! i had a near perfect day today .... why is that an oh darn thing, you ask? ... well ... i had a near perfect (ya gotta say near perfect even when you think it was absolutely perfect ... just in case someone reminds you of a less than perfect moment that you'd chosen to not remember) .... so ... i had a near perfect day ... and now it is ten thirty and i'm just getting home and i haven't blogged yet ... and i'm on my blog-as-many-days-in-a-row-as-you-can-phase so i'm just going to give you something late and half baked and not preplanned ... basically, i can't regale you with a shoe story ... or a shoe-like story ... it's just too late for that ...

so i'll give you a glimpse of perfection ...
a. all my people woke up happy ... each kid woke up with a smile ...started the day with a spring in their step cause good things were brewing ...
b. my dog has been out of sorts since my trip last week ... and today, she finally seems back to normal ... i think she's let go of the grudge she was holding for me having left her for so long ....
c. tennis ... thursdays are usually tennis days ... and today was a glorious tennis day ... oh ... i'll do sub-bullets
1. perfect sunshine spring weather
2. coach's birthday party (turned 50, i bought him metamucil)
3. played with my favorite tennis partner
4. won 6-4, 6-4
5. hung out with cute tennis pals after my match while we watched others play....
d. helped out with set setup for the middle school play .... felt useful and helpful ... and fed the actors and crew ...
e. middle school musical, bye bye birdie, was oh-my-gosh-so-cute and wonderful ... my kids were bit players and still made me want to cry for joy i was so happy to see them singing and dancing on stage .... same twins that five years ago would have done ANYTHING to not be noticed (clearly not genetically mine for that bit) ....
f. after party, watching boy.beck.artist and girl.beck.artist with their pals .... i love how they are turning out ...
g. my day was so full and busy ... with all happy stuff ....

so ... now ... i need to go to bed ... but first let me tell you some art stuff ...
oh wait ... tennis stuff first ... my tennis coach said to me once .... the only difference between a rut and a groove is perspective .... and i think that is the most perfect saying .... i'm always going on about being in a good groove ... but that's just cause i like my groove ... when you don't like it, you call it a rut ... so ... art-wise ... i've been in a bit of a rut .... not a groove ... i'm kinda searching ... the trouble is i don't know what i'm searching for ... i'll tell you when i know though ... so ... i've been working to get out of my rut ... which could be a groove if i had a better attitude about it ... so ... here's a painting i did last week at kanuga, while trying to get out of the rut ... or maybe it was when i was trying to make my rut feel like a good groove ... (i'm not sure that even makes sense ... oh well ... )
the question then is ... does this painting look like more of the same from me? and is that good (a groove) or bad (a rut) .... or does this painting look fresh and new and good? (a new groove?) ....

any insight or observations about this painting would be greatly appreciated ....

and just to leave you ready for tomorrow's blog post ..... i believe that tomorrow i am going to have to blog about my new best friend ... who i call M.N.B.F.... and she actually signs her emails to me "your new best friend" ... you'll like her ...

3 comments:

liesel said...

I think this painting , and The Nest, are very new from you. While the color is still vibrant (love, love, love the shade of blue)it strikes me as more serene. Less busy. Unusual for you to have so much open space, or I guess it's just that the background is more subtle...Have you ever noticed how hard it is put into words a gut emotional response? What is from the artist and what is from your own psyche causing the interpretation? Obviously needs to be discussed on happy front porch eating Bruster's Key Lime Pie ice cream and watching puppies play.

Kelly Warren said...

this definitely looks like a new groove for you....not that i don't love the old groove. I do! but i love the new groove to. basically, i think everything you do is groovy. you are just a groovy girl, and i love you for that. i agree with liesel that this is definitely more subtle and serene, and that blue is lovely. glad you had such a happy day!

cath c said...

near perfect day for sure! i love this new direction with the blue and birds...i mean i love your funky fun colorful stuff, too, but i like seeing this quieter dreamier side.