Wednesday, July 1, 2009

. . . were looking forward




to meeting my new granddaughter, who should be born any time now. If I had been a betting person, I would have lost: I thought she would have appeared by now. The car is gassed up and ready to go; the cell phone is charged up and ready to receive the call. I am serving in a back-up capacity. I will take care of Betsy and Joe when the time comes, while the parents are busy taking part in a miracle.


In the meantime, I returned to the studio to create this 18 x 18" painting, rather messy, fragmented; but reflective of my state of mind. I scrambled on downstairs and completed this one after taking a stab at creating a resume for a real job. . . not that there is even a hint of such a job anywhere, but it seemed like the thing to do at the time. How do you condense 30+years of related work experience to one page? How do you describe your objective when your entire life depends on your ability to convince a harried HR person that you are absolutely the best candidate for a job that you don't even know exists? How can you say you want a high-paying, low-stress flexible position so that you can still create art, take care of grandchildren when required, and pay the bills?


Decluttering the basement has commenced. I filled four boxes of books, and that was just the books on the floor and chairs; haven't even started on the bookshelves, let alone the junk and mess in the back part of the basement. One step at a time. . .

10 comments:

Lauren said...

I'm excited for your third grand child to arrive too, Aunt Mary! Hurry up Schmitty!

Love, Lauren

Miki Willa said...

I really like this painting. The colors are very rich and exciting. I really like the large circle that goes off the canvas and the three smaller circles near the center with the small squares below. I am not sure why, but this really speaks to me.

Jazz said...

One step at a time Mary. I am so in love with that painting. It's spectacular. Kiss the newbie for me when she arrives.

Jeane said...

actually I really like this painting Mary - it feels very alive and present :) a new grandchild - lucky you!

Anonymous said...

The jobs come to you in the least expected moment. I suppose that is the way it works. Congrads on the new baby. She will be a wonderful addition.

Seth said...

Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I"m betting that she will arrive today-Sean's birthday. I mean, look at the track record. Betsy was born on Ali's birthday and Joe was close to Hannah's. I hope she comes today. LET ME KNOW WHEN SHE DOES. I've been so busy lately. We have to catch up.

Mary Buek said...

Lauren: :)

Miki: Thank you; I sort of regretted putting in that circle, but your comment has changed my mind.

Jazz: Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it. Still no baby that I know of, but I'll make sure she gets tons of kisses from me.

Jeane: I'm happy that you like the painting. It was cathartic to work on. I can't wait to see the little one, who has not arrived yet.

A f/k/a B: I hope you are right about the jobs; let's face it, I really dread the entire process. Oh, well...

Seth: Thanks, from someone whose blog is never-ending and wonderful surprises.

H-Mouse: That's what I've been thinking, too. Some weird family vibes going on, I guess. She was originally due on the tenth, so maybe it will really take that long. I will call you. . .

Kim Hambric said...

Love this piece -- its colors and movement. That circle is perfect!

Mary Buek said...

Kim: Appreciate your comment. As I said, I changed my mind about the circle; I'm glad you think it works. It's there to stay in any event.