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Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Doldrums

I think that is what is happening. I'm not interested in doing anything to make progress. I will post this, however. Ha.

I worked on my web page, invitations, paper work, thinking about what to take to New Mexico, etc. The brain is on automatic. I couldn't even enjoy the last two games of the College World Series, baseball. Oregon State won. Back to back. Very hard and unusual. It is getting harder, I think, with the draft rules. The teams can only count on players for two years. Hmmmm. You can check it out on the NCAA page.

Anyway, back to the art stuff.

Almost Tea Time
Pastel, 11 x 14 inches on Colourfix paper

I'm going to take this painting. I did it several years ago, but I like it a lot. It has not been to the show in Magdalena so it is about time. I painted it from life. The creamer and sugar bowl were tossed out by an antique shop owner and they were so nice. How many times had they been used? Had they been on a shelf somewhere unused? Interesting. I did an underpainting in purples and it shows through in many places.

Here is my invitation and you are invited to my show. It is a postcard and I print the other side with a return address including my web page. I will have a preview up tomorrow night of the paintings that I am taking along with the ones that are there. They always look so neat together. It will be on my web page and a photo here on this page. Right now I'm going to just go to bed, watch a little Bob Ross to have the calm soothing voice put me to sleep. :) More tomorrow night ..


Joanna said...

Ye olde procrastination gene. Thanks a lot for that one, Mom! Heh heh.

"JeanneG" said...

Jo I didn't know you went to sleep with a dead man. I think Bob Ross is more famous since his death. I remember him and his baby squirrels in his pocket. Funny how some tv painters fell off the earth and he actually did "fall" but is still popular and going strong.

I just went thru a slump. Not a good thing. My first in a year. Hard to crawl back out of the doldrums. Still have to kick myself into gear at times.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, I suppose that gene is older than me, you think? Ah well, as Scarlett O'Hara says, "I'll think about that tomorrow."

Jo Castillo said...

Jeanne, That made me laugh. I hadn't thought about sleeping with a dead man! :)

Right now I have the deadline so that keeps me going. It is sure hard to get out of a slump. Sometimes it helps just to do something completely different and not think about what has to be done ...for a while.

Hope you have a quick start and get back in the groove.


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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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