I heard on the radio this morning that it is National Lazy Day…. and today is the day I have noted on my calendar to make and mail a birthday card for my friend Ken. So here is my attempt at being lazy. I can’t even decide which lazy thing to do for his card, I am asking YOU to decide for me!
One is a piece of art I previously made and cut out the middle so there’s room for a note, the other is, well you can see what it is. Which should I send him? A or B?
Please be sure to weigh in before 4 p.m. central Time so I can at least get it in the mail lol!
I found this in my drafts folder. which is kind of crazy because I started a job this morning about my dog and that’s what I expected to find here. but since this was here I guess I’ll go ahead and share it with you!
I think there has to be something wrong with the calculation ability of this blog. It tells me my last post was 6 days ago and that just cannot possibly be!
I certainly cannot tell you what I’ve done in the past 6 days but I know I painted a watercolor of a beach yesterday… no I can’t show it to you yet but soon. I also was on Zoom meetings yesterday for way too many hours! I had a 9:30 meeting that lasted till Noon and then a 1:00pm meeting that lasted until 2:15 by that time I thought for sure my creativity was spent. I managed to grab part of my lunch in between but the rest of the day was a bit of a blur.
Last week I took part in a 5-day Workshop which consisted of three days seeing the workshop leader and the other two days I guess we work to work on our own. During the three days that we saw the leader she taught us to meditate first, then Journal a constant stream emptying our brain onto paper no matter what it was and lastly to then paint. This could be on a separate canvas a separate paper or even covering up some or all of what we journaled.
So the first thing I need to tell you that I have never been into meditating. I’ve tried it and I guess I just didn’t get that much out of it. At least not enough to make me continue the effort. Maybe I would get something out of it if I tried it for longer. Secondly, I’m not big on journaling. It involves writing with a pen. It doesn’t feel good, it doesn’t look good, and it doesn’t come out as fast as if I typed it. So you might ask why did I take this Workshop.? I asked myself the same question and the answer was… that she had promised to show us how to get unstuck.
So on Monday she showed us how to meditate and journal. On Wednesday we meditated, we journaled, and then we painted. She said she could tell us how to get unstuck but she was saving that for Friday. On Friday she told us how to get unstuck… she told us we could sign up for her $600 class and during that class she would show us how to get unstuck. Somehow I didn’t believe her. My first thought was that I wasted a week of my life chasing a promise and not fulfilled. But then I looked at the art that came out of it. It was different but I liked it.
Years ago, when I bought my first really fancy sewing machine that also quilted, it was my husband’s fault. Truly! We were in a sewing store and I was happily looking at fabric, when he walked up behind me and said, “Honey, you have to come see this” and he showed me what was then a $1200+ sewing machine. WOW! was I impressed. Well of course I had to have it… and they arranged time payments so I was thrilled. See? His fault. Then when I got my 1st expensive bike, again… His fault.
“Honey come look at this”… reared its ugly head once again. From time to time he has these ‘great ideas’ which they truly are, but the usually end up costing me money… LOL
Yesterday, after a rough week getting my show ready and hosting an online art show, he knew I needed a pick me up, so he said, “Honey, let’s go to Dick Blick”. Now I know this wasn’t REALLY his fault… the mere fact that I can’t seem to get out of that store for under $100 is a well known fact to me… but I really couldn’t think of a single thing I NEEDED. Well, as any artist will tell you, Dick Blick is not about things you NEED… it’s about things you WANT. Even though I shop predominantly in the Back Room! (outlet)
So yesterday I very carefully choose some paint I found that I ‘needed’… and some mediums… and ink… and gesso… and just a few wood panels… OH Darn! here we go again! Over that $100 mark… at least this time he bought me something he found that I really could use… it’s hard to describe, but I will call it a stair climbing cart. It’s pretty nifty… and I have 10 stairs to go up and down to get onto or out of my studio.
and the few things I got… which were likd presents to unwrap today! (A few escaped before I could take their picture)
Im sure it’s not important to you what I actually got there…but a blog post with no pictures would just be boring! LOL So today, Sunday, I tried a few of the new supplies out. Nice colors indeed.. I just painted like I didn’t care who was watching… and I didn’t.
Hope you had a great weekend… now On with the week!
Today is the day I’ve been waiting for all month! It’s exciting, it’s scary, it was a lot of work, but I’m looking forward to tonight.
What am I talking about? For those of you who don’t know I decided to have an online art show or art reception. Call it whatever you want. But when people are not coming in for first Fridays or open houses we have to find a way to get our art out to you, the public. So this is my event! I have everything set up I think LOL I’m sure I’ll find out otherwise at some point but I’m not going to stress about it. I’ll just fix whatever needs fixing and get on with the show. Here’s what it looks like right now…
And now I am off to get some munchies and libations. Okay wine and cheese maybe some grapes. But in case you would like to join us tonight the live show on Zoom starts at 6 p.m. and you will need the link in order to get in. I also have a link to my web page as a preview, and for those who don’t want to wait in case somebody snaps up the peace they want you can buy it right away on the website. I’ll put both links below.