Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Desparate for Something to Post

I played a diva the other day. My plan was to use acrylic paints (like/as watercolor) and put some random pale colors in a small watercolor paper pad and then to try to make an art journal. My first. I began to gather the few things I would need when a big bolt of frustration hit me... and I just threw my hands up in despair. My work surface was a tv tray. WTF! I CAN'T WORK LIKE THIS!

I'll probably try it again, but only when I've feeling very very mellow and philosophical. (who knows when this will happen!)

Out of desparation for something to post, I did a couple of quick sketches in a tiny sketch book. (I figure the smaller the surface the faster it would go... or something like that.)
 
 

My daughter has been bringing in little knick knacks and thingamabobs. Little things that suck up space. Small thingamabobs like what I use to gather to use in nesting and creating a home. (Thank gawd I'm over that!) She picked up a salt & pepper set right out of the 1950s. (She hasn't cleaned them yet so please excuse the crud on them.)
 
Every time I look at them I am reminded of large noses. The design just brings nostrils to mind.
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8 comments:

Wanda said...

Like your quick sketches.

The funny little salt and pepper shakers reminded of my Aunt Carrie. In the 50's she collected S&P shakers and had over 100 in a glass case. She's been gone for years, and I have no idea where all the S&P ended up..probably her daughter.

cat's momma said...

They DO look like noses...haha! Nice sketches too!

Sandy said...

Haha, cute post. I am amazed now that I'm older, how I could care less about knick knacks, in fact, I have tons to get rid of. I'll save some, to decorate a new place some day but I sure won't be buying anymore.

And I love watching the younger generation (mostly on blogs) get so jazzed about decor items etc. I actually enjoy those kind of blogs really. The images are beautiful. But I would never want to be involved with decorating a house again.

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The Crusty Crone said...

To "0.0", whose comment I have deleted...

F... you! It took a few minutes but I did find some hot links in your comments. That means you are leaving stinking piles of crap on other people's comments forum. Stop it. Go get a regular job and stop using others. Maybe you could become a vehicle driver instructor. It would make more sense than leaving comments in Chinese on English speaking blogs.

What a gnat!

Sue J said...

I'm with you on the knick-knacky clutter. My instructions on gift giving occasions - Don't buy me anything I've got to dust! I don't collect crap either. I have a very small selection of Buddhas (10) and I'm not getting anymore. The only other things I tend to gather are art materials and books, neither of which can be classed as clutter or crap. That's what I reckon, anyway.

Sunshine and Shadows said...

Nice sketches. Those are some interesting shakers. I love salt and pepper shakers. My Grandma collected them.

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