Saturday, April 2, 2011
Pepto Bismol and Markers
I've got a bum weekend going here with Pepto Bismol and coloring with markers. I told you yesterday that blurry photo of the restaurant that is no longer had potential. It would make a nice little abstract. I tested it out with my markers while preparing dinner at noon so I could spend the afternoon on the couch looking at the new books I ordered. Using this photo for a serious painting, (one done on canvas) with a lot of blurring is something to think about, but for now I was just trying to do something somewhat constructive. I do hate laying around feeling out of sorts; it's such a waste of a day.
The Zen of Creative Paintingg by Jeanne Carbonetti and Fragile Beasts by Tawni O'Dell was delivered to my door by the UPS guy who was not Tom Hanks this morning. Thumbing Through the Zen book I thought Hey this looks like something I can relate to--under the title it says "An elegant design for revealing your Muse." Well I personally have never been pleased with the muses, I do think they amuse themselves at my expense. However, the color plates look like the free association I do like to do with paint. Both will entertain me till my tongue turns black and I'm feeling better. (I'm one of the rare people whose tongues turn black when they take Pepto Bismol. I don't mind. The black tells me I'm better).
Fragile Beasts is a novel. My friend recommended it. She said It's about the artistic process, which of course interests me.