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Hello Darlings…I hope everyone is well and happy. I just wanted to chat with you a minute or two. So if you like, make yourself a cup of coffee or tea. Oh how I wish I had some cappucino now….like the one in my image! This was the very last photo I took in Florence, Italy while waiting for our plane. Most of you know how much I love the moon, and being the dramatic soul I am I saw this as a farewell gift. I didn’t want to drink it, but you can’t very well save a cappucino. Thank goodness for cameras! I’ve had a couple of cappuccino’s with hearts, but this was my first moon. I love how whimsical she looks, and I plan to paint her. What do you think? Enough about coffee…well, almost do any of you know of a good, reasonably priced, cappuccino machine?
I have been busy getting a couple of pieces ready for a show. One of the pieces I started a while back and posted it on here. It was unfinished and I called it Curb Shave then, but I have changed the name to Morning Shave, Rome Italy. Sorry about the quality of the photo..it’s a little blurry.
(taken before finished) acrylic 24″ x 32″
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I was running very late today, and I forgot to take a picture of it finished…damn it all! :( I painted this piece from a photo I took of an elderly gentleman shaving on a curb (in Rome). He may have been homeless, though I am not sure. I added “the cat” because I did not want him to be alone in the painting. I changed some things after I took this photo. His foot was too large so I reduced that, and I worked on him and Whiskers in a few places. I have not painted many figures so this is a learning experience for me. :O When I saw this gentleman I knew I would paint him someday. I often wonder about him, and what his story was. Maybe he wasn’t alone maybe he just decided to shave outside on a pretty day, and why not…right? So we’ll just say that was his story, and Whiskers just follows him everywhere. Whiskers came from my imaginary mind…to my canvas world. So they are captured on canvas..together for forever and a day. :)
I submitted my pieces near the end of the deadline so I was able to see all the other work, and oh my goodness!! It is a juried show and there was a lot of submissions and a lot of good work!! So we will see. Maybe my little old gentleman and his cat will get to “hang out” in the gallery for a few weeks. My other submission was a nude charcoal piece. I think I posted her on here a few weeks ago..Dream State.
Note to self: Consider changing your diet…possibly adding in more brain food. Last time you drove to this gallery you lost your keys (see “lost keys” post to refresh your pitiful memory about that fiasco). This time you remembered your keys, but ran out without your purse!! Which, my dear, meant..no ID, no money, and for god’s sake no lipstick! Hmmm…maybe the gods are trying to tell you something about driving to that gallery??
Well, I will hush for now as it is late. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Next week I plan to organize my nest and do some spring cleaning. :O I will be around to see all of you soon though.
Wishing you good creative energies and cappuccino moons….
Love and light,