Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 24 (30 in 30 for 30)

"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!

Be sure to stop by the Creative Every Day blog to see more day 24 art!  


  1. Oh my! You have a mess to clean up too. But at least you have a great attitude about it. I am loving your granny fox!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Nice illo. And good for you that your took the "could be worse" approach.

  3. i will remember 'it could be worse!' from now on. thank you for that! and i am taking this illo to my hairdresser and saying
    'style it just like this'

    happy happy thanksgiving kristin

  4. Super illustration, Gosh having to clean up all that gesso very gloopy stuff.

  5. Oh no, I hate when that happens. Great attitude and I too will remember the "could be worse". Love the granny, she is adorable.

    Happy Thanksgiving, wishing you a day of Love, Family, and feasting.

    PS: Daisy doesn't get the whole leg as she can't have turkey bones, but between me and the grands she gets her fair share of turkey and other treats.

  6. Oh! I am so sorry to hear about the accident! Yuck! (but good attitude)

    Another fabulous piece!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving today!

  7. great submission this week - your write-up reminded me why we need whimsy in the much mess - wonderful painting


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