|Buddah Board Water Drawing, (still wet, upper right)|
The only painting that went on this last glorious weekend was on the Buddah Board my friend regifted me at lunch the other day. When she gave it to me, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this disappearing drawing toy, but as I was enjoying the fabulous weather this weekend--just right temps, no rain clouds in the sky, not a time to spend in the basement studio painting time--I doodled my water bottle to see what it was all about. It was sort of fun. You draw with water on a felt-like surface and the picture disappears as the water stains dry up. You can hold the picture for a bit, with a cover that comes with it. I saw no reason to do that. BUT THE VALUE OF IT WAS THAT I DID DRAW SOMETHING FROM LIFE VERY QUICKLY AND IN SO DOING EXERCISED MY HAND/EYE COORDINATION. So, as Martha S. would say, "The Buddah Board is a good thing."
The other drawing I did this weekend was what I do best: floorplans--first for possilbe remodeling projects pending upon how they quote out. I have to tell you, this is the drawing that really excites me. The idea that I'm designing/drawing something that could become a concrete reality that people can live in comfortably and enjoy everyday really turns me on. The art instructor way back who said, "Linda, you're a designer," knew what she was talking about. Thank God I ran into her in the early stages of my search for artistic identity. It did lead to a lifetime of putting my abilities towards the best, happiest use. Hopefully, my new clients won't mind me showing you my preliminary scribbles, the scribbles that made me forget all about going for a swim in the lake. From here and the decisions this scribble helped make, I plan to go on to drafting a decent, extremely neat drawing, they can use to get accurate quotes from the trades. It is nice to know how much something is going to cost before anything gets ripped out. Actual costs can change people's perspective.
|Valerie here in my practice painting actually looks like Valerie |
up close, in the flesh.The discovery was a very happy surprise.
the portrait chair. Happy painting guys.