Friday, January 30, 2009

cliché


Today I'm watching paint dry (literally).  Due to vacation days, snow days and sick days my house has been quite full most of January and my studio time has been very limited.  I'm hoping this will change as we enter February and am planning to spend the weekend working on some small block paintings for a "creative muse" group show I'm participating in next Friday evening. My oil paint/beeswax experiment is coming along but both pieces needed some tweaking so I have no new work to share today.  I would like to share this poem by Billy Collins (U.S. Poet Laureate 2001 & 2002) and say that this blog is my asterisk, my little star in the margin and I thank you all for stopping in.....
Have a fabulous weekend!

P.S.  thank you amanda for suggesting the walnut alkyd....

8 comments:

Ginger said...

hi beth, thanks for the poem. i sat here a while thinking of a metaphor for my life... it's time for me to think about cleaning up and getting ready to go back to work in the world.

it was fun to see an M. Graham bottle, they are from Oregon and a very good small company. They come to the local products fair too. They make great paint oil and acrylic.

time, sigh... do we all want more?

Ginger said...

oops, Ginger is logged onto my computer. It's really Janice leaving the comment!

bridgette said...

great poem, thanks for sharing it It's been a busy week here too! Let me know about your show as I would love to come if I can.

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

you know when you're so tired etc that you have to go back and re-read the original post before you remember what you where going to say!
great poem and i think i need that coffee! love your pics :)

tangled sky studio said...

haha! i was wondering who ginger was....
bridgette-can't wait to get my journal!
belinda-i know that feeling all to well...there are so many of his poems i love...i find his work so accessible and applicable.

artslice said...

Wow, sounds like a busy month... here's hoping you'll have quality studio time very soon! Thanks for the poem - love it! You've inspired me to read more Billy Collins. Happy Saturday :)
~Brenda

Leililaloo said...

The little vieuw of what seems to be the new painting makes me curious...

sarah ahearn bellemare said...

oh how i LOVE billy collins... he's my secret boyfriend... : )
thanks for the poem!