Friday, July 23, 2010

studio procrastination

Geez.....making things work out in the studio has been more exasperating than I imagined. It is like getting muscles to perform properly after being atrophied. I imagine. Months working on the mural and weeks and weeks traveling, looking after other people have put my imagination in dumps!

I put together some stretchers. And I am procrastinating about stretching the canvas on them. "It's too hot" "my hands hurt" "I don't feel like it".......and the best one: "I just need to finish this book".....ah yes, actually, quite a few books.

But finally .....I completed three small works on panel....panels that were already prepared, mind you. And I have to say....."I still HATE acrylic paint" .....and hated that I had to give up oil due to my crumby lungs. But maybe, maybe, things might be cooking in the studio again. Pahleese.

And Peace.


  1. great blog! love reading your funny honest posts, please don't hate acrylics, I love acrylics!! they are nice and friendly, although impatient...there is not much time for dilly dallying..... absolutely love your work....!

  2. Thank you, Mariann.
    I have finally made friend with acrylic. You are right, you have to get in there move it move it as opposed to lingering smooging around with oil. And they are way more friendly to my lungs who are grateful for my new friendship!


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