Sunday, July 24, 2005

vice-versa

Here is the piece in process that I began in the workshop I taught last week. And then I thought maybe it would look better if I turned it upside down. This is how it is sitting on my design wall at the moment, while I avoid the cleanup project I spoke about in my last post. Today, a neighbor doing a construction survey came in to look at the place and while he was too polite to gasp when he looked at my studio, he looked as though he would like to flee . He was, however, quite taken with one section of my studio. It seems to make everyone smile, even me. Here's the story: one day I came in and put a cup of tea down on the antique trunk. Or so I thought. I missed, and as my mug flew down to the floor, its contents flew upwards, leaving little brown spots on the ceiling. Was I about to re-paint the entire ceiling? No way. I just got my brushes, acrylic paints, a ladder, and went to work. It makes me happy to look at it and if I ever get around to doing the same thing to cover the stains from the roof leak and the bathroom leak on other parts of the ceiling, maybe I'll have something. In the meantime, when I sit in my chair with my feet on the ottoman and look up from blogging on my laptop, I try to focus on what you see above these words instead of the ugly blots elsewhere.

1 comment:

Gerrie said...

Sort of akin to making lemonade out of lemons!