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Day THREE at the Diamond Mansion

I'm not gonna make it. Who'd a thunk painting murals on glass panels would wear one out the way it has me? From my hair down to my feets, I'm so sore I could dieeeee.

However, how joyful is it to take a little five minute break -- after getting up close, doing detail work, and not seeing the detail -- coming back downstairs, and then, seeing the easels with both of them brightly painted, everything fitting, and my center of interest intact? :D It's weird; every time I round that corner, and see the one I'm working on, it's like looking at someone ELSE's artwork. :) So I'm fairly satisfied.

I think I went in to this little job with all this crap in my head (not related to the painting). But now, the paintings completely distract me. While I run a brush over a two-foot area - after carefully mixing colors to get just the right tone - and watching what WAS just a window frame turn into a burst of color and reason, I'm totally thought- and care-free. Yesterday, I noticed that I hadn't had one thought about er...my situation, none of the bad things that usually occupy me. No wonder they use painting for psych patients. Great occupational therapy :)

I'm going to take digitals of them when I'm through JUST to share with yous guys (and keep it in my journal). Eh.

Again last night, I fell OUT. Don't even remember going to sleep, much less what woke me up this morning. *Thinks about doing this for a living*

That is all. For now, anyhoo.

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sugar_candy
Jul. 14th, 2003 06:50 am (UTC)
If you plan to make it a full time job- you should get a more user friendly environment. :)

biogeek
Jul. 14th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC)
Renior, Dali, Warhol, and Madame Bastedo!
Ahhhh..the joys of creating! I can't remember if I ever told you that a good while back I worked as a commercial artist for a short period? Anyway, it was always good to see a project developing and then come together in a finished product. Now my job is of the never-ending variety... very little joy of creating something.

I didn't stay in the art field due to crappy pay, the crappy-er public, and a lack of personal expression in a "commercial" format. I was too young to know about the "small" victories that one can achieve in a vacuum.
sugar_candy
Jul. 14th, 2003 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Renior, Dali, Warhol, and Madame Bastedo!
Would you go back to it if you had the chance?
biogeek
Jul. 15th, 2003 06:38 am (UTC)
Re: Renior, Dali, Warhol, and Madame Bastedo!
I don't know. There would have to me money in it. I hate to say that but I have a finanical responsibility to my kids (I"m one of those dads that pay child support and more always). However, I love the ability to do art when and where I like and how I like. If I did my artwork and/or photography as a job, I think the passion for it may become jaded.
none_too_subtle
Jul. 15th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Renior, Dali, Warhol, and Madame Bastedo!
INDDDEEEEED it would. Today, I just had to freakin' LEAVE. Gah. Both of them were in there trying to 'rearrange' stuff on BOTH WINDOWS. OMG! Tell me while I'M planning ... not when it's DONE. I had to go back, paint over one section...yadda yadda, and now, I'm soooooooooo exhausted I can't see straight.

Plus, K was employed to paint a tin fish (huge). She had fun, but even SHE got tired after awhile. Eehhh...no; me no artiste, cept on rare occasions :P
none_too_subtle
Jul. 14th, 2003 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Renior, Dali, Warhol, and Madame Bastedo!
I've seen your portfolio; rememmmmmber? You and I both excel with charcoals. This is EXTRAODRINARILY difficlt. I think you're a very gifted artist, and highly recommend you take on a couple of projects just to keep boned up on your craft (heh...boned).

I'm gonna take digitals of these when they're complete. It's very difficult going against your 'typical' artistic style, and melding what you want vs. what they want (as I'm sure you're aware). I just NOW got home after spending another ENTIRE day at their house.zZZZZZzzzzzzzz
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