Friday, February 10, 2017

A Little Light Afternoon Conversation

Here's the internal dialogue …

Dotty: I am so heading into the unknown here.

Dotty: Really? Have you ever headed anywhere else?

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Started this project yesterday with an idea in mind. Noticed that I was tight, cautious, and indecisive almost immediately.

Having an idea in mind is just trouble.

So I messed up what I started and felt much better.

To be continued.

Vova 21017 [working title]

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12 comments:

  1. I love how you can describe your internal dialogues! Haven't got to that stage yet. I gather this is after you messed? Hard to see the deliberate marks, the black? I like where this is going... oops how do I know where this is going!!! Going to do some messing today!!!

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    1. Carol, thanks for your nod to my internal dialogues. I just have to laugh at the conversations I sometimes catch myself having. Interestingly, I think I have some of them because I know I'll be posting, so I start composing (not fully consciously). Then, if I'm lucky, I notice what I'm thinking. It's usually very instructive. Writing is often teaches me what I'm thinking.

      Vova 21017 represents my start on Thursday, my messing up on Friday, and my taking the mess to a happy stopping place on Friday. Not done yet, as you know! Thursday was all color. My 'messing up' wasn't really messing up as much as jumpstarting myself out of temporarily precious paralysis by adding all the black donut shapes with paint markers. They actually looked great. Then I did mess things up with a foam roller and I forget what else, but it had little visual appeal to me. After that, I went in with foam brushes, pencil, india ink, and Neocolor II crayons.

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  2. I am nuts about these colors! Love the circle and line play. Reminds me a bit of Valerie Erichsen Thompson, except muted a bit. Isn't it so much better when we have no idea what we're doing? :)

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    1. Jen, thanks for the thumbs-up for the colors and the circle-and-line play. Also, thanks for pointing me in the direction of Valerie Erichsen Thompson (just in case I don't think of any other ways to distract myself this afternoon!). To my surprise, it is SO much better when I have no idea what I'm doing. Painting is opening my heart to embracing having no idea. This is new for a gal who likes her ducks all in a row.

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  3. I too like the colours. 'Greens' are not a colour I use much, but I sure like yours. Having an 'idea in mind' can cause more problems that it solves. As for inner thoughts - some of mine in regards to a days 'bad' painting just can't be shared. Love the veiling and the line work - looking forward to seeing more of 'Vova'

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    1. Hi Janet, thanks for stopping by. Your mention of color and greens was most welcome, as we're in the middle of a run of very gray wintry days with one storm after another blowing through. Had to laugh when you said some of your inner thoughts in regard to a day's 'bad' painting just can't be shared. We oughta create a virtual catch basin online where any/all of us could drop bad-painting-day inner thoughts anonymously. I'm thinking it'd make hilarious reading! Thanks for the nod to my veiling—veiling still feels so counterintuitive to me and almost always takes a push, even though I love the results and even though I love veiling in the work of others.

      More of 'Vova' soon to come.

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  4. I had such a chuckle over the accurate absurdity of your brilliance!

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    1. Gillian, thanks for commenting and giving me a chance at another chuckle of my own! Really, what a lark that I EVER suffer the delusion that I know where I'm heading!

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  5. LOL, such fun reading the comments, as well as your post. So the truth is out. Dotty is delusional. LOL.In the very best way. Hahaha.
    Love these colors. So much fun in your mark making, such a joy for we viewers :)

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    1. Love that this post and its comments have you laughing, Sheila! I had a small home-based entrepreneurial business for a number of years and was once asked to give a presentation to a small business networking group about being a sole proprietor. The gist of my presentation was to identify each role I played in my business, give each 'employee' her own name, and have them all communicate with each other. I'll have to see if I can find a copy of that presentation. Delusional Dotty was well received at the networking group!!!

      Thanks for your comments on colors and mark making.

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  6. Love everything delusional! Right now everything surreal. Can't wait to get home.

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    1. Delusional has its perks, don'tcha think? Not surprised that all is feeling surreal to you. Could feel that way for a while yet. Wishing you safe travels and peace.

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