"Sneaky" 8x10 acrylic on canvas
Today's painting was inspired by Illustration Friday's "Sneaky" theme. It is also my contribution to this week's Whimsical Wednesday.
It has been quite a day! Early this morning I went into my studio to prime my canvas for today's painting. The lid was stuck so I did what I always do - I started banging it against the side of my art table. Unfortunately, the lid wasn't as stuck as I originally thought... it went flying and my jug of gesso spilled and sprayed all over my art table and the surrounding area. I should also explain that since I do a lot of painting I don't buy the small bottles of gesso, I buy economy sized jugs! Oh what a mess!
As I cleaned it up I remembered the children's book by James Stevenson - "Could be Worse!". It's all over the wood floor I lovingly refinished 2 years ago ("could be worse" - it could be carpet). It's all over my pajama pants and in between my toes ("could be worse" - I could have been wearing a favorite pair of pants or my sock monkey slippers). It's on my shelves and my blank sketchbook project pages ("could be worse" - it could have gotten on the cover that I already finished)... I'm sure you get the idea. Even though it was reminiscent of a crime scene, remembering that it "could be worse" helped me get through the hour of clean-up!
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