Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Back, But Not

The studio was a mess. At first sight, I couldn't believe I had left dribbles of thinning medium on the glass palette, a brush standing in a tub of MS.  But then, I wasn't caring much about tools those first weeks in August.

Kelly was dusty
A light bulb was out. The sink was a haphazard composition of muck. And the paintings I had done over the last years all looked crude.  I left Kelly where she sat gathering dust, threw Max in the trash and started scraping the glass palette with the new retractable paint scraper I had bought before abandoning ship. It sucked. I threw it on top of Max, got the ladder and changed the bulb.

I didn't like any painting on the drying rack, yet I carefully poured off the clean MS from the tubs, wiped out the sludge and shampooed the brush, which had handled neglect remarkably well.  I was back, but not.   After puttering about about an hour, I wasn't out of breath and my leg wasn't giving me grief. I have no idea where to begin, but straightening up for the exercise of it, I had begun. 







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  1. Well, welcome back! You sound like you mean business........I anticipate a frenzy of creativity!

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    1. "They" say inspiration begins with a few strokes? That's about my plan

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  2. Bonjour chère amie,

    De loin et discrètement je vous ai suivi... Je suis très heureuse que vous reveniez sur le "navire" ! Chaque jour suffit à sa peine et vous verrez qu'il va naviguer admirablement dans quelques temps !

    Gros bisous ❀

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    1. lentement, mais sûrement, je fais mon chemin de retour. j'aurait été là plus tôt, mais a dû prendre plus de temps libre qui tendent à un muscle et le tendon qui a été blessé de quelque manière mystérieuse tandis que sur la table d'opération. assis tous ces semaines fait pire. alors maintenant, je vais a physique où ils savent vraiment comment faire pour contrarier un muscle pour le rendre meilleur. Mauvaise fin d'une belle, l'été, mais beaucoup de temps pour réfléchir à que faire, je veux sortir mon art ?

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  3. The kind of painting / creation I like !

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  4. Welcome back. Tack it slow, don't force it, let the joy of painting drive you. Hug! =)

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    1. Studio keeping was as creative as I could get Jane. And I did leave the room pleased I had made a start. Slow is all I can muster. This whole ordeal made worse by a wounded right leg which has gotten me going to physical therapy, which is whacking me out makes a slow the only way to go Roger. It's disgusting! I don't even feel like drawing. I'm hoping this art show Ellis and I are going to in a couple of weeks will relight my fire. But cleaning that brush, the palette, the sink, Carol, was a good start. Thank you all for visiting. Your comments made me feel less of an art drop-out. I'm starting to think I just have to go down there, mix up a lovely shade of something and slash away at a canvas, slash away my doldrums. My next move?

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  6. Hi Linda!
    Just a short note to let you know I am still out here checking out your wonderful blog and enjoying all your posts! I have been a bit under the weather and hope to be on the mend soon! You take care of yourself and keep on making great art and sharing!
    Your art buddy!
    Michael

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    1. Michael, you and I are both a bit under the weather. And both of us are making our way back home to in front of the easel the best we can. What a lovely goal to strive for! We are blessed.

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