Does that ever happen to you,... you just simply run out of things to talk about, or you just don't feel like anything you have to say or anything you're doing is remotely interesting...
I haven't painted in at least a month...
I haven't done a blog post in a couple of weeks...
I haven't even felt like shopping ... Now THAT'S serious!
Anyway.... What causes it,?What is that???
Sooooo, until i think of something more interesting, i will show you my little "altar" in my painting room
An old photo of my dad, in a frame i found at the thrift shop...
a little cloche with a shell, an amethyst, and a stone i found at my old house that looks just like a toad...
well, actually my house didn't look like a toad,
the stone did
In the summer at night when you're driving in your neighboorhood,
you will see what looks like white rocks on the road..
don't run over them
it's the toads fat little white bellies shining in your headlights!
they're sooooo cuuute
I saw this stone in the driveway one day, and thought it was a toad, until i realized what it really was
i grabbed it and saved it...
When my kids were little, they used to run around naked and barefoot, and catch them...
(we lived on 7 acres in the woods)
Some of the toads would chirp
they were the most special of all
my daughter would put them to her ear and listen for chirps,
and then she would hold them in her dimpled chubby little girl hands
and she would sing to them
it was 'make you die' cute
So, this is one of my most precious belongings
a driveway stone that looks like a toad
can you "see" it?
Ok, now i will blather on about just stuff...
story number two:
Have you ever shaken up a can of paint and the lid wasn't on tight?
That happened to me last week
big undulating blobs of paint
onto my favorite chemise, my skirt, my boots...
so i had to try to take my clothes off without getting paint in my hair and everything, i leaned on the counter, paint got on the counter
on my arms, on my chair, the computer mouse, EVERYWHERE
of course the dogs wanted to run in the room where the paint was on the floor, because they thought it was really funny that i was on my hands and knees half nekid on the floor
(i don't even want to think about what a horrible sight that was),
(kinda like looking down at yourself in a mirror)
i was trying to clean up the paint, and everytime i moved it got on something else, plus i was trying to keep the dogs from trapsing pink paint all over the carpet and rugs!
story number three:
Today i finally got in the mood to do a painting, at 3:00 in the afternoon
I was losing my light
and all i had was a canvas i put this texture goop on about 3 years ago... and then had no idea what to do with it...
not great timing to get in the mood to paint
But, i decided what the heck, what have i got to lose...
I've been dying to try to paint a dress kinda like
Above is a link to Rachel Ashwell's blog, scroll down and you'll see Laurence Amelie's work, it's amazing!
so i grabbed a fluffy dress i had, and 'went at it' just for freakin fun!
and it was fun!
here is the dress i used as a model
and here is what i ended up with...
Omg it was fun to paint...
It only took about an hour
I got to fling paint at the canvas, it was awesome
(throwing paint is a lot better than spilling paint)
you should try it!
I took some acrylic wall paint, painted in the background
splattered the canvas with some pink sample color i had
then got out my white oil paint, mixed it with a hair of yellow
and wisped in the dress
Do you know that in a painting, sometimes it's what you don't paint that makes the painting cool... kinda like here
Ok... so i stole her idea... but it was my dress... and i'm giving her all the credit for the idea, which in my mind is about 80% of painting
having the idea
plus, she's a master... i was just screwing around
you should go look at her work, she does more than just dresses...
I would die to have one of her pieces
Story number 4:
Since i'm blathering on about painting, i will show you one of my favorite all time things i did
It's just pencil on canvas
i've had it for years
the hand isn't even finished
but i like it that way
i finally pulled it out from my jumble of unfinished canvases
and hung it up
it's funny how of all the paintings i do
it's usually the simplest things i love the most
( my shadow is blocking some of the light, i'm such a great photographer...)
Ok, that's all i've got
if you read all that, you must be really really bored, or too tired to click the mouse and go to a more interesting blog
Can you guys stop being so awesome, and doing so many crazy amazing makeovers, and creations...
you're making me look bad
you've got me pulling out 10 year old pencil sketches to show you, for goodness sake!
hugs from your incredibly boring and uninspired friend, cindy...