Monday, February 25, 2013

I Need A Name For My Giant

There is a Giant in my studio....and a big mess too.  

I have not painted since the Christmas Eve Angel.  Oh my! Two months ago. 

In my past when in a funk, broken, tired, distracted with life or just uninspired, I turned to shopping. But I don't shop for clothes, shoes, or jewelry. My shopping therapy is for canvases. I place big orders with Blick just knowing as soon as I get some new canvases, I can/will paint. 

This time, I just happen to see this giant. Although, it didn't look like a giant in the picture. I knew since this grand piece of equipment has been on my wish list for ages, and since I could not justify more canvases, the universe was telling me, "today is the day. Go for it!"

I popped over to Google, found a great deal and the rest is history. 

I just wasn't expecting it to be such an overpowering giant. It has such a presence in my studio that I feel like it needs a name. Nothing is coming to me. What do you think? Maybe you have a name suggestion for my giant. 

Oh, and look, today I discovered she has one too. Do you have one?

I need a name for my giant. 
Sharon

33 comments:

  1. Don't know why my picture/info didn't show on previous comment (re: Behemoth). I am one of your students. LOVE the easel. Meryl

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    1. Thanks Meryl, Be for short of Behemoth....I like it.

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  2. How about Easelina? She has big shoulders enabling her to carry the art world on her shoulders. "Today Norah and Easelina will be creating beautiful paintings together"

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  3. Sine I believe everything worth owning is worth naming,I don't know why I never thought of naming the giant easel I inherited from my father. Actually, I am the one who bought it for him many long years ago and now it is back with me. I am going to be thinking of a name for it now. I had a name for your easel until I read Lisa Swifka's choice..Easelina. How perfect. I can just see the new projects you will be creating! The bigger the easel, the bigger the canvas!

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    1. I think that is so great that your gifted easel came back to you. You are right about the canvas size. I have a big one but....it's white, big and scary. I think I have to just do it now.

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  4. smiling at 'easelina'... very nice... : ) 'goliath' popped right into my mind. : )

    i just got a small easel - about 1' tall and 5" wide. i can sit it in my lap - i love it so much!

    that's a very handsome easel, sharon.... i swear i think i'd have to give it a masculine name.

    xoxo

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    1. Sounds like I got the giant and you got the midget.

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  5. Being new to your blog, I did giggle to myself after reading about "Bertha". I did the same thing only mine was a compass. I wanted a small compass I could wear, found it on etsy, bought it and when the thing arrived I could have anchored a boat with it. Good to know I'm not alone!

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    1. Welcome LuLu, that's pretty funny about your anchor.

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  6. You could call it Becuzican...(Because I Can). Why not? You can do anything! You deserve it...it won't go to waste.
    Eileen

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  7. Oh my goodness you got a Saint Remy. I hope the person who put it together for you didn't threaten to kill you! Ok, here is what I call mine---and excuse please-- I am about to speak french---I call mine the Big-Ass Easel.
    You will enjoy the Saint Remy.

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    1. That's a great name Martha. I'm gonna study up on my French for a name.

      I put the easel together while my DH sat in his chair and watched. He helped when I needed muscle. I read the reviews and found that everybody said there was little-to-none instructions. But someone included a link for pdf instruction for a similar but different brand easel. I printed it off and it really helped. The numbered instructions matched the little tiny numbers that were stuck onto each wooden piece of my Saint Remy.

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  8. Sharon congrats on your easel ...this is really funny because I got a studio easel for Valentine's day . I haven't shared it yet or used it, but looking forward to it . I guess I should name mine too. Hmmm... have some thinking to do Lucy. Martha Lever's name is pretty funny!

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    1. Still thinking on a name. It/he seems so masculine. I think I'll know it when I hear it. What a sweet Valentine present. Yours could be Sweet Heart. I like that.

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  9. WOW baby, you should just like me. I go for the art supplies and canvases too. Why don't you call your giant, my giant ;) Ah, and um, by chance, could you possible tell me where you bought your giant? ;)

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  10. wow - wonderful easel - I'd call him Jack (Jack the Giant Killer).

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    1. Thanks Suz, as in Jack and the Beanstalk? How about Stalk?

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  11. Oh I love it. I may have to get me one. Since I started painting fearless with Connie Hozvicka I am painting big. This easel seems like it will hold a really big canvas. You could call him Arnold (the terminator).. Have fun deciding, perhaps after using it the name will become apparent to you.

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    1. Kate, I'm taking your advise, Using it! Get one!

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  12. I'm thinking Gunther for some reason, Sharon. Have fun drawing/painting big!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, Gunther has a nice sound.

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  13. De groote, the greatest. Sounds great to me :) Or call her Manon after me x

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  14. What a grand easel! It looks like a Paul Bunyan to me, like it could hold anything you'd want to paint of any size and never even notice.

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    1. It is grand! Started a 30 X 40 yesterday.

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  15. One giant springs to mind - Goliath

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    1. Yes I like that. I sprung to my mind too.

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  16. I have a giant too. Never thought of naming it. Right now it is sadly neglected. But it's very exciting when I have a canvas in the works on it. The hardest part is having a small space to paint in with such a beheamoth commanding the space.
    Maybe the inspiration for a name could come from a giant patron of the arts...

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