Jun 20, 2010

I am an artist.

I really am.

But not one of those deeply moving, "what do you mean you don't understand my painting, it's BLUE" kind of artists.  I'm more like one of those "oh hey, a pen and a napkin, doodle doodle doodle" kind of artists.  Because I do it for fun.  And yeah, for money.  But still.  Fun....most of the time.

But I feel like branching into new mediums.  Do you know how long it's been since I painted?  Like with something other than finger paints or the kids' water colors where all the colors are mixed so they just come out brown anyway?

It's been awhile.  I've been itching to paint for months.

I've also wanted to let Monkey loose on a canvas for awhile.  He's not like my other kids (who all carry mine and Husband's arty genes) who like to draw endless pictures of unicorns, princesses, transformers or dinosaurs.  Monkey likes to feel his art.  He'll probably end up being one of those deeply moving types.  And I'll have to pretend to understand all of his blue paintings while I doodle on his art gala program.

So one of these days I'm going to buy a bunch of canvases and some paint that isn't dried up from years of non-use, and strip the Monkey to a diaper ('cause it's going to be messy) so we can both paint our little hearts out.

In the meantime, I've just been experimenting with other art forms.

Like this:

I call it "Big Butted Mother and Child (who does not have a big butt, but probably caused the big butt)"

After my shower the other day I had a wad of hair on my hand that wouldn't come off due to wet fingers.   So I got annoyed and flung the hair wad at the shower curtain and it landed in a way that made me want to stand there, all drippy, and finish the picture.  And then I had to hurry and throw on some clothes so I could grab the camera before the curtain dried.  (And can I just say that it's not exactly easy getting a decent picture of hair on a clear shower curtain?  Luckily my hair is black right now, it would have been seriously tragic had I decided to go blond.)

I was thinking about starting a collection of hair wad artwork.  But, honestly, I just don't have time to do art in the shower every day.  And who am I kidding?  I don't shower every day.  You should all know that by now.

Maybe I can just do my painting studies with hair wads, and get the canvases for something more....better than hair wads.

P.S. Here is a picture of my little Number Four, because no one ever reads my private family blog these days, and this picture deserves some attention:

Isn't she great?  Earlier in they day she was wearing a Snow White dress and red cowboy boots that were 4 sizes too big.  I feel that it's important to have fashion oriented toddlers.  And boy is she ever.

P.P.S. I had to yell at my kids to get this picture to give to Husband for Father's Day.  I think I scared off our neighbors way before this, but now they know not to mess with me when I'm holding a camera.

Look at their happy little faces.  You can't even tell that I made them all cry.  And we ended up with a picture, which is good, because otherwise Husband would have just gotten an empty frame for his desk at work.


Kristina P. said...

That picture is adorable.

And honestly, I gagged a little bit at the hair picture.

Monica said...

I love the hair wad idea, although I think mine would be more like reading tea leaves or a rorschach test. I'd just hurl it at the wall and then see what amazing patterns I can imagine into it.

Cynthia said...

The pictures are so precious!

Wonder Woman said...

I friggin' love you. With your hair art and your doodles and your cute kids and simple Father's Day ideas.

Claire said...

i love the pic of your kids.. cute.

The hair? I liked it before i realised it was hair. Then I was just intrigued. Then a little grossed out.

Barbaloot said...

That father's day picture is darling! I'm super jealous of the red, curly hair as well.

Heather said...

I read your private blog...

LisAway said...

I always knew you were talented, but that hair picture is just pure genius! And that Father's Day picture is so cute. Everything about it.

Melanie J said...

You're weird. I love it.

Jen said...

Hahaha. I was wondering if that was pen or hair. Glad you clarified. Once I made a shower hair heart for my hubby, but he didn't notice, so I just had to clean it up later.

The kids pic is priceless.

Brooke said...

I laughed out loud when I read the title of the hair art! I love your little fashionista and CUTE family pic. Miss you.

p.s. I encountered an entirely new form of art in NYC. Just read the "This story may want to make you puke", part=).

Motherboard said...

You rock my artistic world!

brandon and jakell said...

so cute... adorable kids!

Sounds like me and my camera with the kids LOL

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

first time visiting your blog and... lol your blog name is adorable! (why didn't i think of that??!) hehe.. just wanted to say Hi!