Friday, February 24, 2012
It is hard for me to believe two things these days. I can't believe I ever thought oil paint didn't cost that much and that our grocery bill was ever less than outrageous. I am not happy if I use the traditional thin to thick glazes of oil paint. The paint isn't that expensive if one uses that method. I push it around like a sculptor does clay on an armature. Sometimes I sink back into the old method and immediately go back to slathering it on and pulling expressive forms out of it. I can't get my unique color style or expression any other way so, yes, oil paint is very expensive. Not as expensive as our groceries but it is up there.
I don't watch a lot of TV for two reasons. I don't have the time and I am a movie buff. It usually takes me days to watch one movie but there are no commercials and the ones I watch seem to have much better acting and dialog then what I see on TV. The only show I like to watch is The Big Bang Theory and so does my husband. More and more the plots seem to be centered around the fact that Sheldon is an obnoxious know-it-all who drives the others crazy. My husband said Sheldon would drive a corpse crazy. No doubt.
Be sure to check out my Limited Time promotions on Fine Art America. I have three specials on canvas prints of popular paintings at about 40% off.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Also glad to sell a regular print of "Reaching Out" which is one of my nude drawings. I am so glad my nudes are well received. I think they are elegant and tasteful.
Last Friday we were in heavy traffic when a car jerked in front of us causing my husband to break to keep from hitting it. The car had a covered tire on the back that had the words The Good Life on it in fun playful letters. My husband said they should add, Especially when I am getting ahead by cutting you off.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
My husband likes to make cracks about mirrors. The older we get, the funnier the cracks are. He said he caught a look at the mirror from a distance and it was laughing at him and saying it was going to go on strike. It couldn't take reflecting us anymore and it hopes to come back in the next life as a dog dish.
Be sure to check out my Limited Time offers on Fine Art America. My most popular painting, "A Break in the Clouds", is on special as are "Samantha", and "Alan by our Window".
Monday, February 13, 2012
My husband and I try to look reasonably put together when we go out but in our home we dress in clothes people probably wouldn't even give to Good Will. My favorite pair of pants has a few holes, splotches of paint, and balloon out in the back. My favorite shirt is baggy and has a hole in the shoulder with some other kind of stains. My husband has a stained, baggy shirt I doubt anyone would be caught dead in and the pants are a saggy mess. If there were an award for worst dressed couple in a home environment, we would win it hands down. My husband said he would beat out homeless people that haven't had a bath for ten years.
Friday, February 10, 2012
We are getting sick and tired of a dental commercial called Small Smiles. So many commercials that are aimed at the young tend to be on the sappy side. Of course the message is that this great organization is genuinely concerned about children's dental care but my husband can't resist saying Small Smiles, Big Money. No offense to the Dental profession! I'm so glad there are people that are willing to work inside of people's mouths and I don't begrudge them the money.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
My husband's dietary problems are always the topic of conversation in a crowd. Most people are not familiar with fructose intolerance and are surprised to find out there are people that can't tolerate most fruits and most vegetables. Everyone asks him what he can eat. At the Super Bowl the subject came up and a friend was naming foods and asking if he could eat them. She was going down the list and when she got to bologna(some people spell it baloney) her son said my husband can't eat bologna because he is full of bologna so that would make him a cannibal. What a comment and he can not eat bologna because of the additives.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
A Break in the Clouds
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As always, I like to try to include some humor in my blog and I have been really struggling for something this time. My husband almost always comes up with something in our daily conversations but not much has been happening lately so tonight I tried goading him in to saying something funny. My son's birthday is December 3rd and we didn't have any ice for his party that day so my husband went out and bought a big bag which is still in the freezer. I keep forgetting about it and use the trays. I asked him if ice goes bad and he said it goes so bad it eventually has to be arrested and jailed for being too slippery. I told him I was going to use his comment in my blog and he said you are really scraping the bottom of the freezer if you are going to use that. I love puns and it's all I have this time. Maybe next time will be funnier.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
My husband and I often discuss the economic problems in the USA and how some of the problems could be solved. Mostly, we are joking, as we don't really know how to solve these problems, but there are some obvious changes that may help. Corporations and wealthy citizens could pay their fair share of taxes like the rest of us and that would provide our government with more funds to work with. I'm sure there is a lot of pork that could be cut out of both corporations and government. My husband suggested that they do away with power lunches. I asked him if he gets a power lunch at work and he said he doesn't even get a power biscuit. No pork there!