Art Every Day Month – Day 12 – Ongoing and Holding
I woke at 3:12 a.m., dreaming about having chest pains in the middle of a conversation with three people I now don’t remember the names and/or faces of. I remember looking through a doorway, feeling odd with a pulsating twinge in my chest. I asked a person to the right of the doorway I was standing in to take me to the hospital. They turned to look at me with surprise and I woke myself up. I can do that, wake myself up. I often lucid dream. I know I’m dreaming and if I like the story I’m in, I’ll stay awhile. If not, I’m out of there. I didn’t like this story so I woke myself and realized I was really having chest pains. I did the only sane thing someone with a piggie valve can do, I watched Sons of Anarchy. There are, after all, only a few episodes left of Season 7 and then its gone forever…..no more blood and gore. No more Jax and Tig, Chibs and Bobby (we knew that one last week…..). Finito. Well, that might explain partly why I’ve been up since 3:12 a.m. and am tired. Turns out the chest pains are probably a strained muscle from sitting for long periods in an awkward position struggling with Photoshop. So far, I’m fine but Sons of Anarchy is having a tough time. Their problems are ongoing and I’m still holding my own.
I spent most of today lamp shopping. I think I’ve now seen every lamp in Central California. I just wanted a simple floor lamp and the prices are ridiculous, so I ended up with the original one I had in mind. Clean. Modern. Simple. Cheap. Yes, I said C.H.E.A.P. It isn’t driving me anywhere or saving me from anything. It isn’t doing my laundry It’s a lamp. And I love it. I don’t need everything to be earth shatteringly special. I shall bask in its glow for the remainder of the evening until I fall asleep early from all that shopping.
The point? I’ve had a less than stellar day of art. So here is the abstract photo I posted a few other times. This is the new incarnation. I’ll finish it by the weekend. Photoshop and I are still arguing so, at this point, I’ve been working in Picmonkey and Picasa (sisters at least in process) and if you use them you know they are simple, easy and reliable but they are no match for Photoshop so my changes are, well, simple, easy and reliable…..but hey, it’s art. It’s my art. And I adore obliterating a photo and coming up with a new abstract something-or-other.
Here it is. Something-or-other until I get it done. I know where I want it to go, to be….but it’s not there yet. Almost. You’ll see……I hope…..
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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ”
next time, my love, next time……………….until tomorrow…..