All Tied Up
(pastel on paper__click on image to enlarge, double click to zoom)
“A dame that knows the ropes
isn’t likely to get tied up.”
Good Morning my little pretties…how are things in your worlds? ‘Tis Monday again and I am SO feeling like Monday. Ahh..Monday gets a bad rap and shame on me, for every day is a good day when you are alive and healthy…eh? Tell my rebellious mind that though!
This piece is a pastel from a long past workshop…a most perfect fit today. I’m sure your thinking ROPES?? I know, I know, and I can’t even blame it on a bad workshop. We had a LOT of choices from many, MANY still life arrangements set up in a huge area in the middle of the room. I mean nice ones, but what did I choose but some ropes and cloth hanging down from above! I felt overwhelmed by WAY too much stuff. It was silly on my part, because I have a little view finder to frame my composition. Yet, I couldn’t..it was like I kept seeing beyond the lovely compositions within in my view. I guess you could say…
My mind kept zooming out.
I seem to struggle with this. :O
Anyway, we had a critique at the end of the day, and all the fantastic artists showed their gorgeous work! What did I show, but tied up cloth and ropes! Everyone was very gracious, and I will give myself this..it was different. hee, hee
So today I connected with this piece and my girl Mae West…because I am a dame feeling all tied up. I think Mae would be disappointed in me.
note: I am very fond of Mae West she reminds me of my maternal Grandmother (no longer here either). Ironically, we called her Mama Mae. I told you my family was/is not like the Cleavers or even the Brady Bunch! We were probably more like the Ewings ..only we were FAR from rich! Hey at least we weren’t boring, and maybe you can somewhat understand why I tend to be a dramatic soul…right? eh,eh,eh
I have a LOT of wonderful things coming up and so there is much I should could be doing right now..like the 25+ canvases I told you about last week. I can’t seem to zoom in though…I feel overwhelmed. Do you ever feel like this? I think I need to go on one of those reality shows about getting organized. Except I need a mental makeover..or mind sweep!! It doesn’t help that I woke up at 4:30 this morning anxious eager for the day to arrive so I could begin..now I can’t begin.
Well enough for today (I am going to try to post on Monday’s and Thursdays). I am sending it out there to all of you. Is there anyone else out there like me??? How about some of my wonderful annal organized blogging friends out there..any advice?? I think there may be something wrong with me. :( I think I am an I-P case. You know..imperfect-perfectionist..is there such a thing???
Sending out an SOS along with love, light, and laughter,
Ps I just goggled SOS and I found this site: Science of Spirituality!! Hmmm…maybe this is what this post was all about! You just never know do you??
PSS Forgot to tell you something..Last note promise: I found out yesterday I am definitely going to France next spring for a plein air painting work shop. Don’t worry I seem to fair better in those, because I am not boxed in..I’m free to wander off on my own. :)