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It is wedding #3 this week so I have to stay focused but I had to do a very quick post. I haven't been doing much creating when it comes to paintings. (Though I have been very wedding creative these last couple of months.) Thought I'd share what I wish I could finish.
I thought it would be a very cool idea to paint a painting for my kids when they got married. That was the plan. The reality - 3 DIY weddings in 1 1/2 months just made it a crazy idea. If only we lived in a perfectly timed world. Anyway, here is the only one that I got started - Logan and the Lion Tamer. It's the underpainting. I'm hoping that I get a life back after this week and finish it (and start the other two).
Before all the wedding madness started last month I did a triptych painting for my lawyer daughter's office. Something in the colors she loves, that wouldn't distract her clients but be interesting, and that I could do quickly. Viola! It's not what I normally do but it was a very fun, easy artistic workout for me. Now when she sends me a photo of them in her space I'll share it with you. For now, you'll have to see it in the studio.
It's very different from the one I did for her Graduation present. And I use the term "Graduation present" loosely here, since it took me 3 years to finally finish it. And now that I have tried to find an image of it, to upload, I realize that I never had it professionally photographed for my files. Geez! An artist is never supposed to let a piece out that hasn't been recorded. Someone should fire me. Dang.
I'll upload a version when I take a photo of it. So what do you think?
Maybe being an artist doesn't lend itself to writing a Bucket List. It's kind of depressing and it's limiting. Doesn't leave room to recognize the moment and seize it. But, as I was lusting over some artistic type tools this morning, figuring out how I can manage to get them (oh, and I will get them) I realized that my Bucket List (a wish list of things to do before I die) came in an entirely different form. Mine is a Studio Wish List - a wish list of things to try before I die. So, I have started to create my wish list. I'm dreaming already.
A Bucket List? No. A Studio Wish List? Yes! Yes! Yes! (Can I use anymore Yeses or exclamation points?) This is the way people must feel about their Bucket Lists, the way I feel about my Studio Wish List. I would give up food for some of these things. Is that sick and wrong? Wait, don't answer that.
Since I am just starting it today, what would you suggest goes on a Studio Wish List? I am so giddy I can't think of them but if you mention one I've probably thought about it before :)
(Reposted from the blog I'm closing.) The Boyfriend built a boat! There was nothing Bitesized about it. Well, except the kid's efforts compared to his efforts (which the Boat Builder was very grateful for but jeez, he built a boat! And it floats!) Since they did add here and there with their small efforts they are invested in the "we built a boat!" My Husband gave them a chance to be part of something bigger than they could ever do on their own. And making more memorable moments has just begun.
I love that man!! Have you ever built a boat?
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