Friday, April 04, 2008

Artsy Fartsy Friday #1

First, I want to say Happy Birthday to Marvin. I don't know if he is able to read our blogs right now, but I just want to let him know we're thinking about him and miss him.
I don't know which one to share with you first! I'll start with the ones hanging up in our house right now (I just noticed there are some missing on the memory chip. I told her to take pictures of all of them!! She's lucky there's a enough to last me a few weeks!). Ummmmmmmmm, okay lets start with a little guessing game first. Mom started working on a new cross stitch design a couple weeks ago and when she got to this point she had to stop and take a picture because she thought it was so funny. Can you guess what it's going to say? Mom has been saying lots of bad words at it and saying she's never using black canvas ever again. It looks really cool on the black, but Mom says it's too hard to see the holes in the canvas and it's driving her crazy. For those humans that crossstitch and have never tried black canvas, Mom says DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!

Okay, Now for one of her pieces of art work. Let's see, which one should we start with?

Let's start with this one. Mom has always thought he style of Pointillism was really cool. She has a ton of these that she's done. Her's are all abstract unlike the really cool realism ones she was fascinated with in her Art History classes in college. Her newer ones are much cooler than this one, but I'm going to start with the older ones. Her Pointillism drawings are named Pointillism #1 through I think she's in the 30's now. This one is either #1 or #2. She can't remember if she did the colored one first or the black one first. She's pretty sure she did the black one as #1 and this is #2 but the only way to find out since she hasn't put these 2 into books is to take it out of the frame and Mom says it's not that important. (What she means is, it's a pain in the butt to take it out of the frame and get it back in.) Anyway, Mom started experimenting with Pointillism her last year of college. Once we're settled into our new house she's going to experiment with using paints (like the original Pointillism artists did). So far she's just used markers and colored pencil. This one is hanging over our entertainment center. The black one is hanging up in her office. I'll have to get her to take a picture of that one, too.
I just realized Mom didn't take any pictures of her pottery! I'm going to have to make sure she gets busy this weekend taking more pictures! I can't believe she didn't think to take pictures of them after she what she went through to get a bunch of them back from her mother's house after she died and then she's always babying Big Blue, you'd think she'd have TONS of pictures of him! Big Blue is cool, but we have to be really careful around him because Mom hyperventilates if it looks like he might get hurt. I'll try to get Mom to get a picture of him for next week. If not, I have plenty of others to share with you until then.
I hope you enjoyed Artsy Fartsy Friday #1. This one is boring compared to some of the other stuff she's done!!! Have a great weekend!!


Peanut said...

Oh my mom likes that drawing. She says she loves pottery and can't wait to see your moms. More pictures of all her art will be good.


Peanut said...

Oh yeah I forgot to say that mom says she thinks it is amazing that your mom did that with markers.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

We certaintly hope Marvin is having a great birthday!! And that art that your mom did with markers is very cool!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kaos!
Your mom is an artist!
My mom tried once the cross stitch on a black canvas and she says it was a nightmare!
Your mom did that painting with markers?? Cool!
I will be waiting for more Artsy Fartsy Fridays!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

The Zoo Crew said...

hmmm, does it rhyme with witch? :) what cool artwork!

the zoo crew

Maggie & Mitch said...

We know what that cross stitch design is going to say! MITCH!!!! hehehehe
We've never heard of pointillism before but it sure is pretty! Your mom is very talented, Kaos!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Army of Four said...

Cool art piece!

Moco said...

That is lovely and we are looking forward to seeing more.

BenTheRotti said...

Wow your Mum is very talented. Mum says she hasn't got the patience for cross stitch.. she hasn't got the patience for anything that she can't do at 100 miles per hour.. i get worn out looking at her sometimes!

Ben xxx

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Oh its is really beautiful. Your mom is real talented.

Boy n Baby

Petra said...

Your mom is very artisitic! I love the colors in that picture.

Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

Those are really neat!