The lawn needs to be mowed something fierce. For the past two weekends we’ve been rained out, which makes it really easy to put off mowing the lawn. But that’s okay. When my baby girl and I were outside getting some sunshine and fresh air, I found some red clover growing along the deck and picked a couple.
And so, as I was setting up for today’s painting, things were going pretty good with the painting, until Jack the cat decides he wants to have a seat. On my still life setting? Oh, how nice, you crazy cat. I suppose he improved everything, as my phone’s charger cord was placed on the clovers by his fluffy butt.
This week has been a whirlwind of learning to crawl and stand, playing, eating a cornucopia of foods pureed and bite size, waking up every two hours in the middle of night to eat and play, and so on… Instead of painting during the day, while baby girl naps (yeah, when is that happening anymore), I’m either cleaning up or napping with her. So, anyway, without further ado, today is Thursday and the painting for today is actually for Illustration Friday! The topic, announced last Friday, where you have a week to create an illustration, is Temptation.
I found this little beauty on Facebook, so Facebook strikes again in inspiring me to paint. It looks like one of my FB connections is on vacation in British Columbia, window-shopping perhaps, and took a photo of all these shoes that are so adorable. I may just paint more of these because I’m feelin’ like Andy Warhol!<>
Another bump in the road, if you will. This time, I painted yesterday’s (day 12) painting, and went on to bed because I was beaten to a pulp. And then, the next day – today – during little girl baby’s nap, I decided I needed to go ahead and keep on painting and marking on it. Then I wiped some off, painted over some spots. Wiped some of it off again, then finally decided to let it be. Here it is!
Oh, I could go on about my thoughts on this process that’s been going on for almost two weeks now. Sometimes I’m super into it, and the feelings ebb and flow and wane and sometimes I figure I should just drop it. But, nah. I’ll keep going.