Thursday, March 24, 2011
Four sold design/build jobs in the last three weeks, makes this economic quarter a huge success for Honey and me, but with success comes problems--like not speaking your mind when you should. Keeping your mouth shut at work when you should be talking results from living the last three years hand-to-mouth, (a favorite sculpture/title of mine cleverly and humorously made by Bruce Nauman in 1967 and cleverly bought by the humor loving Mr. & Mrs.Joseph Helman). Today, I'll set that right. Otherwise,it was a great week painting and working out,especially for my body parts.
First week in months I moved my butt and worked up a sweat every day. And I'm especially pleased with how my knee held up. What I learned in physical therapy really was good advice for avoiding living the rest of life as a Borg. If you're a Trekky, you know which aliens I mean--the ones on Star Trek who were half human/half machine. In the Golden Years, you can expect parts to wear out and docs to advise you to replace them with mechanical ones. Well not this girl. I intend to go out with the knees I came in with--and the hips too. Good form in the gym can make these gold plated years eighteen caret.
From the feed back I've been getting, I can't show you the painting I'm working on. You've seen it and seen it and seen it. The word is I've worn you out. But Fall Woods is still not right as a part of the Four Seasons quad-tyck. I'm thinking of finishing it up,finding another reference photo for Fall (with less depth of field) and ordering another canvas. It's an okay painting, just not right for the group. A couple more sessions over the weekend, I'll know how I want to proceed. --Well, maybe you can have just a 150 pixel peek.
My drawings of the day are the "as planted" and the "filled in" landscape plans for my front garden I gave my landscaper twelve years ago. Bill Cook's blog post,
The Dogwood Collection, reminded me of them. These drawings were not done, however, as illustrations for publication. They were done because I like doing such things and more importantly, I wanted my landscaper to know exactly what I wanted. I guarantee you, she did all she could to keep her mouth shut too the day I handed them to her. Too bad. She did me a disservice. She allowed me to over plant and spend more money than was necessary. My client won't have that problem. I've already placed the call.