Tuesday, November 22, 2011
An eggplant a day
Some people are spending this week cooking food in preparation for Thanksgiving. This year, I'm thankful that my brother Gregg and his wife Kitt are worrying about the food -- I get to paint it and bring wine to dinner on Thursday.
My task this week is to paint eggplant. We are working with purples in the online sketching and painting class I'm doing. I'm still working on getting the paints to do what I want them to do but each time I do one, I get a bit better. But I'm having fun and enjoying the process. We're supposed to spend no more than 45 minutes on each picture, and I figure spending 45 minutes a day on this is pretty doable.
But fabric is calling, too. I clearly need a bigger studio. And more time. There's a house for sale across the street and last night when I was falling asleep I was fantasizing about buying it and making it my studio -- my fantasy long-arm quilting machine in the living room, a painting room upstairs over looking the back garden, etc.
But I know I am lucky to have a room, however small, dedicated to my sewing and other pursuits, and I can close the door on the mess and leave it all there. That is no small thing.