Monday, September 12, 2011

"Do Art"

http://www.kimklassencafe.com/thecafe/tag/texture-tuesday


I am trying to stay ahead of the game but doesn't seem to be working. Today was one of those days when there are multiple things to do. It seems fitting that that is the theme this week for Texture Tuedsay, well actually we had a choice, either use the verb "do" in your photo or you could instead use any photo and add a specific texture. I had been thinking about this all week and had made up my mind that my use of do was going to be "Do Art".  Granted there are many many ways to do art, my art of choice is photography but I also get the acrylics out and put paint on a canvas once in awhile. The thing with painting is I LOVE to start them, then I invariably get stuck and can't quite get the inspiration to finish. That is where I am on the one sitting on my easel now, but I think I have finally (after 8 mo. or so) found a solution to being stuck on this one. I hope so, it is for my good friend and I promised it for her birthday this yr. Hmmm, maybe Christmas??

I also want to do every thing I see related to arts and crafts. My goodness, since I have started following Kim Klassen and doing texture Tuesdays I have found so many amazing and wonderful artists of every kind. Humbles me, I really am in awe of these women. It makes me wonder how you find the time to do all the things you do. I seem to never have enough time to get all the things in that I want to do in a day. I make my list and check it off but at the end of the day I seem to have added more and more to it!!! I have projects that I want to do but then the house needs cleaned or the yard needs attention. I think I am not a good manager of time. Could be I'm on the computer too much................ya think................. LOL. But that is how I have met all you, so it can't be all bad huh?

My photo is very simply done this time.

Posterize at 51%
Kim's "Just Stitched" at 100%

and that's it. Check out all the amazing work at the Cafe` this week.





18 comments:

  1. I'm so envious of artists! I love seeing the tools and watching artists work with them. This is a wonderful scene!

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  2. I love the way you interpreted this challenge. And how wonderful that you paint. I'm certain your friend will treasure your gift. And I'm with you. There are never enough hours in the day for all the projects in my head, or on blogs I admire or on Pinterest I discover.

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  3. What an inviting scene.
    Makes me think of getting my oils out.
    I hope you DO get back to it soon.

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  4. Perfect take on this week's TT challenge, Pat! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog :)

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  5. Why couldn't I think of something . . . .as you have seen I opted for the alternative . . .Lovely work Pat the texture works really well in this image. Teresa x

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  6. i enjoyed reading your post and love the image very much!

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  7. Love this you have got the light just right.

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  8. Great image and interpretation of the theme, Pat! More isn't always better, sometimes it's just more!

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  9. It's got a watercolor feel to it I think. Nice work!

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  10. I can relate to this - big time! Love the photo and texture work too.

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  11. I had to laugh -- I seem to live in the zone between all the projects I want to do, so I can relate to your post. Your image is wonderful - I especially love the bit of paint on your brush! Thank you for visiting my blog, too.

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  12. I'm with you on trying to get everything in. Not enough time, too many things I want to do. I love your photo for this week. The colors just pop. I think the posterize helps that. Nice work.

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  13. haha! on the computer too much? since our internet's been broken until today, I discovered I had legs and a garden...

    I love your image and the texture works so well :)

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  14. "Do Art"~perfect! Very nice image and texture work!

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  15. Do art is so perfect and hope I could find the time to do that more. Full day job is taking too much time but you know house must be paid back to the bank:) I love doing acrylic, I'm not very good at it but I find it more like therapy, it is so calming and relaxing but I have a same problem as you, I don't get to finish them:)

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  16. 'Do Art' oh! I would love to have more time to do my Art...a great composition and texture workon your photo...I seem to be doing so much more and time escapes me when I can relax in front of my pastels...thats it! We necer find enough 'ME' relaxing time...thanks for calling past twistedvines x

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  17. Lovely picture, Pat, so beautiful with Kim's texture !
    I know that feeling, a lot of things I want to do and not enough time ... :-)
    Thanks for your nice comment,
    Sylvia

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