"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Plugging Away

In my last post, several people mentioned that they could click on the "Live for Today" photo, but not "Adrift". Well, here's the thing. Whichever photo I upload first, you can click on it and it will enlarge. Any subsequent photos don't work. I've come across other blogs that are like this, and many that are not. Do any of my blogger friends know why this is and what I can do to change it?

I finished two more pieces on Thursday. One of them is below. It's 7x7 (approx) and is dryer sheets covered with a sheer which was burned away in spots. I never claimed that I could draw. My daughter saw it and gushed over how great it was and then said, so what is it mom? Some sort of lily? Finally she figured out it's a bird. Ah well.

The other piece is similar to "Adrift" - different colors. Today I am having trouble uploading any additional photos at all, so I'll leave you with only the one. I thought it was going so well. Two pieces a day - I could handle that pace. Yesterday, nothing I touched seemed to work out. I think I can salvage a couple of my attempts - one of them I cut down to a smaller size and it seems to look better. I'll add the beads today and see how it looks. But why is it that I can follow the same methods and sometimes it all falls into place (like "Adrift") and sometimes it's just blah?


Anonymous said...

I could tell right away it was a bird....just like the ones you got in your swap.

Can't wait to see how your things sell at the art show next week.

Guess I need to start praying for great weather. -C

morningDove said...

very mystical with the burning away, love the color of sheers. A singing bird, I could tell too.

Nikki said...

Your daughter sounds like mine. They haven't learn the tactful way to ask "Tell me about your picture?"

I knew it was a bird, and a beautiful one at that.

ELMERC said...

Love that Sing picture. Very nice. Elaine Cooke