Monday, January 31, 2011

Goofier Is Better

Here's another piece I've been cranking on this week.  I figured out last night that I wouldn't be able to finish it before Friday's show.  No biggie - I have another new piece I haven't photographed.  That makes two new pieces plus everything I showed last time.  I'm satisfied.  I have another show coming up in April (I think - or is it June?  I wrote it down somewhere)  I can finish this by then.

The canvas that supports this thing has been at least two other things before this.  I've been working on this version for at least a year - I don't really remember how long.  By "working" I mean doing stuff to it and then leaving it alone for months.

There have definitely been times when I didn't know what to do to it next.  This week I figured out that I was being too precious about it.  You just have to pick something to do and do it.  It doesn't really matter what you do, just decide and that's what it's going to be.  I think I was trying to do the perfect thing.  How stupid is that?  After all, it's a painting of cartoon strawberries getting struck by lightening.  What is at risk here?

I used to know better than that.  I've got to stop being so dramatic.  I know - I'll be goofier!


Hope said...

I broke down and bought a wig. A pink one.

I look forward to posting wig pics on my blog in the future!

Melissa said...

And I look forward to seeing them.

Me said...

I wish I was bold enough to wear wigs, I <3 that lt blue one!
Also, are those pom-poms?!? I used to LOVE doing crafts w/ pom-poms!