Friday, October 16, 2009

measured patience...


After looking at this half finished painting for far too long in two different states the finishing touch appeared.  I'm at a loss to figure out where the idea came from (there have been at least 12 failed ideas in the transitional area of this painting)  but it's perfect and after a bit of work with some oil sticks and a heat gun this 24" monster will be complete.  I'm contemplating some type of custom built float frame since it is only on 1/2" plywood...hmmm. 
 The blank cards were supposed to arrive today but there was some type of delay in the printing process so now they won't arrive until next week sometime (this is really unfortunate because patience is a virtue I do not possess).  Impatience often leads to procrastination around here and as I've been blog hopping this week I was struck (like a bolt of lightening) by this image.  It speaks to me in such a profound way and reminds me that my women with houses and boxes on their heads have bigger stories too....(i love that moment of connection when something speaks to you, don't you?)







5 comments:

the nest said...

I love it! I have had tapemeasures on the brain lately. I had this thought about a tatoo of oh, say, 4 inches of a measure, but then it occured to me that eventually my skin would sag and wrinkle and then I'd just have this crazy weird tatoo and still no measure on hand (or leg, or arm...) :)

xoxo - annri

ps - was in the k'garten today, measuring out patience, and all the kids seeming exhausted by the mere thought of donning all their gear, put me in mind of Theo. How was their campout? Please, tell him I say, HI!

sammi said...

ah how funny!!!! I just stumbled upon the same image yesterday, and have been thinking about it non-stop....

Elizabeth said...

Yes, sometimes you hear or see something and totally freeze in time, all kinds of feelings/thoughts bubble up from some fountain. Just love it when it happens.

Lori Koop said...

YYYYEEESSSS!!!

gretchenmist said...

congrats on finishing it, and persevering {often i don't bother if i can't get it right soon enough!}

it's a powerful image.

hope your cards have arrived by now :)