Thursday, March 11, 2010

lost 24hrs

I've finally taken the step of working beyond the mounted fabric. All that white space around the piece just won't do sometimes - especially when the standard sized canvas is not really right for the piece.  OMG, it's almost a painting.

Doing this made me very anxious - that old "artist faces blank canvas fever" came back like malaria. Then I reminded myself of the gallon of gesso I have languishing under the work table. There are do-overs aplenty in that can.

I did a little stitching on the current WIP last night but I was afraid to go too much further as I was still feeling pretty pointy headed and didn't want any blood on the design.

Yesterday (my day off) was lost to me. Tuesday night around midnight I took a new pill that's supposed to help my back pain and NOT render me deaf. Instead, I was a drooling idiot for most of my waking hours yesterday.

Jim and Colin had great fun mocking my stoned self and I will have have to revisit that tutorial, written heavily under the influence as it was. I know spell checker had a merry time of it. Wordy as hell for  a tutorial. Still, I had been thinking about what I wanted to say for some time so the thoughts were there just needing to be rounded up like so many rabid rabbits by the rancher with cotton candy for brains.


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Jackie said...

Lovely expression..pointy headed...
I am frozen with fear about starting a piece at the moment. My blank canvas will remain so.

Cathie said...

Both of these pieces look interesting. I partciularly like what's going on in the bottom one. I wanna see more of that.
With regard to your "pill" - too bad you didn't go to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D - now THAT would have been a trip and a half!!!

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

OOOOOO! I love this new treatment of the canvas. You've hit perfact with your colors and the use of tehm. I LOVE IT! and it doesn't steal from the cloth part either. Beautiful. You should be really pleased with yourself. I love those "bleeding" yellow stitches too. :) :) :)

what back pills were you taking that made you deaf?