Friday, May 23, 2008
A Tour of My Art Studio
That's it. A small section of a small kitchen, however, let me give you a formal tour.
To the left is a 3' wall that beyond it drops you off onto the couch and the living area. And the evil TV sucks you in to just one more program. The dark door way behind the painting is the bathroom. Handy. And the doorway beyond beyond is to the bedroom where the pc lurks and winks at me. "I wonder what folks are doing... maybe I should go check just one more time. Maybe someone has posted something within the last 15 minutes."
I'm using a tv tray to hold the butcher tray I'm using for a palette. (I never did find my paper palette pad.) 1' to the right of the tv tray is the stove. 1' to the rear of the chair (which doesn't slide but must be lifted a little to move it) is the kitchen sink. Once I sit down I am imprisoned and its not particularly easy to get out. First I must scoot the tv tray out to the right. Then I can stand up and move the chair back enough to get out. If I'm going to the bedroom I must move the tv tray back towards the chair area so I can get by, and hope my hip doesn't catch the edge of the palette.
My intent this morning was to dedicate today to painting. Its almost 4pm and I have yet to squeeze out any paint. I know if/when I squeeze out some paint (acrylics) I am sentenced to stay there and use it, otherwise it will dry out and be wasted. And I like to take a lot of breaks. 'Step back away from the painting. Step back towards the sound of my voice. Put your hands on the top of your head.' Oh wait... that's from a tv show, Cops. Got carried away for a second. Its the imprisoned thingy.
And all this (keying this entry) is doing is giving me something else to do instead of squeezing a tube. Sigh. I don't know what's wrong... why I procrastinate so much. However, I am feeling some anger build and that's a good thing. It would be good if I got really angry and just slapped paint around. I want to be done with this thing! I want the monkey off my back!!
But wait... its almost 4pm. Time for one of my regular tv shows to come on. I'll squeeze paint after its off. yeah, that's what I'll do.
How is your day going?
Added later: I did squeeze the tube and now I am struggling with getting flesh tones and shadows. Don't they make caucasian flesh tone paint? sigh. Why can't I just say 'no' when asked to paint something for someone else. Crap!