Okay, Time’s up! Put down your pencils and hand up your papers.
Are you wondering what the test was? The test was for me. How much work I can cram into a week!
Well, only so much.
A lot. A little. Does it matter anymore? All I can do is what I can do. Here’s what I can do:
The House on Doggie Trail (20 x 20 inches). Mixed media on birch panel.
This is my little clubhouse where I seal birch wood panels in the blazing sun.
I am about to bore the pants off of you by talking about wood sealants. Be forewarned. I really don’t know what good it’s going to do you to read on, unless you like to make some kind of fool out of yourself. That, or you want to pick up some information about sealing/sizing wood panels for fine art – because this isn’t a blog about cabinetry. I wouldn’t know the first thing about sealing that kind of wood, would I?
Anyway, over the last week I have been researching out how to construct my new ideas because, like my oil paintings on the birch panels, I want to be able to partially show the sealed wood on the painting itself, like so:
I’m starting to feel better. Day by day, little by little. I’m sure of it now.
Today was a busy day. I’ve been pretty busy since Friday actually. I even worked on my birthday. Mjp said, “I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.”
I don’t usually talk about gifts I get. I think that’s stupid. But in this case, I just have to tell you what I got for my birthday because it became the greatest compliment I have ever received.
Michael got me, and personally framed, a screen print of The Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.
If you don’t know what that is, it is an antique bill that John Lennon bought one day and hung up on his wall. He liked the looks of it I suppose, because later it inspired him to write the song of the same title.
It’s no secret that I’ve been experiencing some rough patches lately. I guess it had to get worse before it could get better. I’m just waiting for it to get better now.
Still messing with this piece: