Heavy Equipment I, mixed media on canvas, 16 x 16"
I got busy today . . . no more moping around. I vacuumed the downstairs floors and mopped the bathroom, kitchen and hallway (they are always a mess after our Sunday night family dinners); made the beds, cleaned the bathroom, and did a load of laundry; paid all my bills; called and arranged for the plumber to come and fix the heater and the outdoor water faucet that froze over the winter; called the exterminator about the ant invasion; listened to the plumber at great length about why my heating bill ran about $500 per month this past winter (including the politics of oil and the wisdom of investing in mutual funds); called the gas company to ask for an analysis of my bills and discovered that gas had increased in price from $0.66 per unit a year ago to $1.04 per unit today; did some math and figured out that my bills had increased almost exactly in proportion to the price of gas, and I probably didn't have a leak somewhere; pulled some weeds and checked on the garden's progress; visited with my neighbors; AND YES, I PAINTED the above picture. Inspired by a picture I took a few weeks ago. It's small -- got me back into the groove. There's a lot of texture, but the surface is as smooth as Joey's butt. And I've got another canvas set up and ready to go. Still playing with the used paper towels, too. I discovered (duh) that if I use one to put more paint on another, I'm creating new pieces all the time. I know my daily minutiae has to be just so intriguing to everyone. . .