Monday, May 04, 2009

other folks' artistry...

I have a large painting in the works, but it's too rough to show yet. So instead, I'm posting some things I came upon while working at my temporary job for y'all to see. I just had to share these!

For Wizard of Oz fans like me...

I found this wonderful tin can man in a small yard in a small town. He's about 6 ft. tall.

And look here! There's also a tiny tin man (about 14 inches high) adjacent to the big tin man!

And spring colors abound in a hands-on house...


I met a delightful Mennonite family who were decorating their newly built house with faux finishes they created themselves. These cheerful colors just sing "spring" - and each of the family's five children contributed hand printsfor the central border.


Here's another of their finishes - a soft color wash in pale greens

The sad news for the week is that the client who contracted the mural for their River House's foundation called to postpone or perhaps cancel the mural due to the economy. It's not definite one way or the other as of yet. I did get a deposit, and I've already visited the site twice, taken photographs, worked up the drawings, and submitted them for approval to the clients. I won't refund the deposit at this point, as it will cover the work done to date, but I will honor it if they have the mural done within the year.

I was counting on this job after the temporary census job was over (sigh). I will be bidding on a couple of art jobs this next week so all is not lost - and as I stated on my rabbit hole blog, My friend Carol and I will be investing some of the last of our monies buying plants and pots wholesale, repotting them artistically, and selling them at our shop/gallery space. We paint designs on the pots as well as add funky bits of wood and found objects to make each one unique. I'll post some photos next week. I need to thin my flag iris as it's taking over the tiny pond, so some of the posts will be little water gardens.

6 comments:

Roy said...

I'm really sorry to hear that the mural got put on hold.

And you certainly did come across some interesting things as a census surveyor! That farm with all the rusty sculpture, the animals, and now this. It turned out to be a very cool job, didn't it?

Ima Wizer said...

Hang in there, Patrice.....we're all experiencing a lag but you know it will be better, soon. Sell your marvelous paintings online, too...put prices on them!

poeticgrin.com said...

I *love* that you take your camera around when you do your census work. I think of how many wonders I've missed because I don't have the photographer's eye you have. Very cool - thanks for sharing!

Paula Cravens said...

What fun! I love art that is easy going and a joy (not too cerebral because I'm too lazy to think about things to long).

DJ said...

Love the pale green with the wood furniture...Yummy!

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