Monday, October 26, 2009

By the end of the week.

I won't bore you with the details, but the 2 year old with pneumonia is all better now and, after much drama and disappointment and repeat drama and a ridiculous long story with an unhappy ending we're taking our house off the market and hunkering down for the winter.

On a completely unrelated note, I have a work in progress to show you. There were supposed to be several more pictures but I'm having trouble finding them in the abyss of my new computer. Really steep learning curve. seriously.

So here's a teaser. The piece will be called "By the end of the week" and it's about some days when you feel defeated and just want to curl up in a ball in a dark corner somewhere. I'm sure you can relate.

This drawing is just the beginning of the process - the pattern, as it were. It's drawn on a piece of construction paper with a soft pencil. I usually shy away from drawing things that are supposed look like real things, as I have no art training whatsoever and little innate skill with drawing reality (and, frankly, little interest in art that is that analytical for me), but this one just poured itself out of me onto the page. The artists out there will know what I mean.
I promise to post the finished piece when it is done.


  1. Hi there! You stopped by my blog and left a comment on the post about metal ice cube trays. Thanks for stopping by! I am happy to find your blog. I will subscribe so I can check back often... I am glad your child is better, something is going around our house, illness is never fun. I can absolutely relate to your piece. Absolutely. And you have done well when you say you don't draw. Drawing is just a matter of practice. I have been good but am currently out of practice. Anyway, can't wait to see the completed piece!

  2. I am so excited! drawing is such a therapy, and I do understand! Sorry about your house. But it will be for the best. Yup, I just said that. ANd for some reason I have to post as mammacomic not lilacwindow on your blog. But thats fine.