Saturday, October 27, 2007

And sumtimes I even scare MYSELF!

My mother used to sing a song to me - I can't remember all the words, but it ended in "...........and sometimes I even scare myself!"

I cleaned out and vacated my storage unit today. This is requiring a major re-organization to squeeze more stuff in the house. I decided to throw away the drawings that were no good. Was going through some class assignments from art school, and I found this charcoal drawing. I can't for the life of me remember the assignment, other than a self portrait, but as I went through all my drawings, I'm thinking, what kind of space was I in then? I don't remember being gloomy, but do remember having such a great time. But here it is - I can't deny it. So, booooooooo! Hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

On the spur of the moment this morning, I called Hattigrace and said, "Hey, want to go to an artist's house with me, she is having an open house!" Right now Hattigrace's mode is when she hears the word ART, she definitely wants to head in that direction. We met there and a few other ladies were there, artists and writers, and we talked and talked and talked, and I snacked. Then we headed to Hattigrace's house for a grand tour - she has a knack with decorating - absolutely charming home. Also I met Bella, her teacup schit-zu (that's a bad word to mis-spell) and fell in love with the little varmit.

All in all, it was a good day, but I am sooooooo tired, the rest of the art work stays in the car until I get energy to get it out. I found paintings I thought I had lost. I also found a few that are crying out to be sanded off and a new painting started afresh. One canvas is a New Orleans courtyard I started years ago in acrylics - I might rework that one - I have new ideas, but stay with the courtyard theme. Oh, exciting....


Ya Think? said...

I love that piece of art work.. Even my bad writings and artwork I do not like to part with. They are a part of where I was at that time. I hope you will reconsider chucking them.

Glad you had fun with hatigrace

Hattigrace said...

I LOVE IT!!! Maybe you were feeling like you were a birdbrain?!

Uh, it is "shih tzu" fyi!!

You have enriched my life more than I have words for. Didn't you love the leapord's home over my sewing machine? He encourages me when I am growling at a sewing project!

Let's do more things together on Saturdays!!

Candy Minx said...

I love this drawing too..I think it's fantastic.

I am of the camp that maybe save your very favourites of old art work, let some go...and use the courtyard painting as a reference rather than paint over it...start a new one and make it how you prefer and save the old one.

Sounds like an insanely busy but productive fun day. Hope you found a nap girl!

Vicki said...

Ah, I laugh at ALL are soooo creative!!!
The first thing I thought of was that D had a headache and that her feet hurt!!
Was this a Wyo piece? That explains the overall mood, huh?
I am so happy that you and hattigrace are spending time together..
Rest, Sisty. Love you!

Milla said...

I LOVE this painting!! Very very nice, and there is so much irony in it!

tweetey30 said...

I like that top painting. I almost called it a photo. LOL... You have talent. I like looking. I cant even draw a stick man correctly.

tshsmom said...

I LOVE the foot! I feel like everybody is walking all over me right now and I really can identify with the mood of that painting.