Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Rosezugashplotz: The Roses Are Dying...
On Welcome Back Kotter, (the television show that earned John Travolta the lead in the hit movie Saturday Night Fever and launched his successful career), Horshack's name meant "the cattle are dying." Rosezugashplotz, means the roses are dying. --And so they are just four days after I received them on my BD. The flower of love cut from the bush has a short life space--even when you cange the water daily and move the whole bouquet to the laundry room where the temperature in winter never gets higher than sixty. As much as dying roses make me sad, however, I still like painting them--maybe more so--for a dying rose could be metaphorical for dying love.
I wasn't loving my blog title; it was no longer true. I've grown over the last two years and am painting more and drawing/sketching a lot less. The name of the blog had to be changed WITHOUT STARTING A NEW BLOG. So I deleted Drawing-of-the-Day in settings and typed in the signature I use to sign my work. I do have a website URL: www.lindawroth.com, but that seemed too business like. The Capricorn that I am did think of Linda Paints, but L.W.Roth is what I'm putting on the canvases, why not here.
I didn't mean that I was quitting blogging; blogging has been good for me. I said I was shortening the posts and doing watercolor sketches not strictly scheduled. As you can see, I lied. (I'm female. By gender, I am wordy and always have something to say).
What I was trying to say and said it poorly was I was having a where-are-you-going-from-here moment of uncertainty and a bit of anger at being undecided. I think I have to do more for my art than just blog. I have to get it out of the house--to market. I've felt that way for quite some time, but I'm not sure how to go about it. On the other hand, I'm reluctant. I've always been afraid that going into the business of art would kill the joy of making it. All this probably sounds stupid I know. But I reserve my right to be artistic and stupid whenever I want.
Meanwhile, it's started to snow on Winter, the painting above. It'll snow a bit more over the rest of the week and next. It's going to be a gloomy painting with quiet colors--exactly how I feel this time of year, exactly how it looks this time of year.