Tuesday, March 2, 2010

. . . unearthed a treasure




Last week as I was rummaging through the studio looking for paintings that Walter the Art Guy could take with him, I came across this piece. It's 8 x 8" on wood. Walter only wants things on canvas. I don't recall anything about this piece. I must be losing my mind. Or, as often happens, I didn't like it when I painted it so I put it away. And now I like it. If anyone is interested in purchasing it, please email me at mary c buek at aol.com (without any spaces) and we can discuss. The price? How about $40 plus shipping?


Today I go to court. After I get done, I will be a single woman again. My overwhelming emotion is relief. I'm probably supposed to feel sad, and I do, a bit. But isn't it interesting that something that can seem so devastating can actually turn out to be positive? I wish all my art friends were here so we could commemorate this day in some suitable manner, perhaps involving fruity girly alcoholic beverages and flinging paint.

11 comments:

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Do one on canvas for Walter (wink) It is a nice piece.

My thoughts will be with you today.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Congratulations on your relief Mary! If I were there we would celebrate with flinging paint, laughter, and appropriate frivolities!

Teri said...

Mary--I have been trying to get on to my internet mail page and it is not working for some reason right now. I will keep trying. But, I hope that I am not too late. I would like to buy that piece. I was just coming over to your site to purchase from ETSY. Let me know. We can work out Pay Pal or something, OK? Hope I am not too late!

Teri said...

Mary--I have been reading a book by Pema Chodron called: "When Things Fall Apart" and there is a passage in there that speaks to me, as it might to you. "Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy." I love this book! It has been so helpful to me when times get tough. I hope things go better from this point forward for you. Let me know about the art piece.

Catherine said...

Congratulations Mary on your 'formal' freedom today. You've unearthed another treasure this past year: YOU! And your friends across the internet are lucky to know you - flinging with you in spirit.

patty a. said...

Been there - done that. I was married 17 years 3 and one-half days. I did not have a support system so I was lost for awhile, but I am so glad I did it! I just didn't know what to do with myself and all the stuff going on in my head that I use to have to do that I didn't have to do anymore. I wasn't completly cut off from the ex because we had a son. That was a long time ago, I am still single, and I can go where I want to go, do what I want to do, and spend my money the way I want to. I love the freedom!
Love the piece. I am trying to cut back on spending otherwise it would be mine.

Martha Marshall said...

Hey, don't you love finding buried treasure? It's sometimes good to "forget" about a piece for a while. This is a winner.

Martha Marshall said...

PS - Wishing all good things for you in this new phase of your life.

Annette Bush said...

Okay, Mary. In spite of the fact that I am in a percoset haze following my nose surgery, I finished off a glass of wine in your honor! Things will be better and better . . .you've already found one treasure . . .
Annette

layers said...

I am there with you to celebrate in spirit-- a door closes and a door opens. perhaps you like this piece now because it is colorful and you are feeling the same.

Emma said...

I toast the new you & will scrape some paint about in your honor. love your unearthed treasure!