Tuesday, January 12, 2010

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program . . .


Ahhhh. Bliss. The children are all finally back in school after Christmas break which was immediately followed by "snow" days. Don't get me wrong, I love my girls and love being with them--but we've had a whole lotta together time, and what I really want to do is work on my books. Specifically: my sketches for my picture book.

You can imagine my surprise when I settled into my chair on Monday morning with my pencils sharpened and latte warmed to read an email that went something like this . . . "what time can I come by today to pick up your donation for the Art for Heart charity art auction?" Whaaaaa??

I searched back through my emails, and not only had I committed to donate a painting to the auction but I had titled and stated the size of this non-existant phantom painting (which precluded me from doing what I normally do in situations like this--pull something off of my wall to donate).

I briefly had a flashback. Way back in the fall, I remembered thinking "Oh, I've got months to do something. And, it would be fun to do a painting from one of our Colorado photographs." So, I titled the painting something mountainy and said I'd have something ready the first week in January. This is a problem that I have. I commit to things that are distant in the future. The problem is that the future always seems to turn into the present.

I responded to the email with a plea for a couple of more days because of snow and "coldness" which seems to be THE excuse to use in Mississippi.

This is why today I went from this:


To this:
And, while it's definitely not one of the greatest things I've ever done, it was fun to get all loosey goosey with the paint for a while. Tomorrow, I'll go find a frame . . .

Peace,
sf

16 comments:

Katie said...

It's gorgeous!!!!! You are a talented bird :-)

Little Ms J said...

I love that you can whip up a painting, my dear. I can barely whip up toast!

Christina Lee said...

Fantastic!!

storyqueen said...

Beautiful.

But don't you hate it when you get all jazzed for some work time and something happens (it Always Does) to take you away from it? Buzz kill.

Hope you get to work today!

Shelley

Stephanie Faris said...

How cool! It's beautiful. And you whipped it up that quickly? Amazing.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, too funny! Sounds like something I would do. And LOVE the painting! Maybe I can commission you?

Tamika: said...

You work well under pressure! Did you do the sketch of the girl too!

Great job hon!

Solvang Sherrie said...

I am so impressed that you could just whip that out! It's beautiful SF!

Elana Johnson said...

It's wonderful! You are so talented -- thanks for sharing!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow. I love it. The colors and textures are just beautiful! I envy talent like that. :-)

Lisa and Laura said...

You are so talented SF! Love that painting!

Umm...if I had to whip up something with paint you don't even want to know how it would turn out. Not. Pretty.

Sarah Campbell said...

Oh, so very nice! I'd love to play with paints. I think I need to take a painting class.

Joanna said...

"Not the greatest" and that's how good it looks? Well aren't you a humble gal...

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, wow! Lovely!
I really admire your talent!

Shelli said...

gorgeous

Christy Raedeke said...

Do I need to clear rights with you because I just saved this as my desktop background! Absolutely beautiful. I love your painting style.

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