Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Good Morning Friends

I'm backing up here because when I looked for the email with the address you wanted, I found this email from you.  I still haven't managed the mail art to send her but I will. 

I swear, I remember getting this email; however, I don't remember a reply.  The reply that I don't remember is to the painting that you shared here.  Oh my, I don't know what to say about it. It is so "out there" like I guess "outsider" art.  Don't you think?  I really like it and it makes me want to get loose and do something like that.  But I don't know where to start.  Maybe in a dark closet without that other me.  One thing I can say is your being at home and with all the time in the world does make a difference in your art.  I just feel so pent up and tight and controlled and this morning I saw a huge snake on my walking path.  I'm sure it was harmless but it is scary.

I went out a little early this morning because I felt like I had so much on my mind to think about. I was anxious to get started.  The walk went by so quickly while I was hashing out stuff that I don't even remember now.  At the end of the walk, I stopped in the garden again and picked several heads of lettuce.  While I was cooling down from my walk, I washed it in my salad spinner.  Do you have one of those?  I'm not sure if that is what it is called but it is the best invention since sliced bread.....as they say.  Then, I made my lunch salad. It is huge.  Big enough for two and I wish you could join me.

I did have time after all that to paint a little bit on my latest.  I worked on her hand and did get some color on her face.  I'm always changing up how I paint a face and this one is on the bare canvas.  I really prefer painting faces on paper like paper collage on the canvas.   I also like to paint the face over a prepared background but on this one I did my sketch on one of my new canvases and so I just went with it.  

The morning is getting by me and I need to tend to this desk a bit.


  1. Snakes are cool!!! I would probably freak out if one surprised me on my path, but would love to see it if I was prepared.... A tiny crab crossed my walking path today... And - I would love to share that salad with you. YUM!

  2. Hi Sharon,
    What you are doing in the art field is amazing.
    Then again, I should never be so surprised in you.
    You have so much get up and go. I lost mine this year. I think I know why.. but I will be back..

  3. Sounds like you have a lot on your mind right now. Walking is a good time for thinking tho isn't it? I find it so. Your garden salad sounds delicious.