Melinda and I are doing the centerpieces for the
Poncho Auction. Poncho is a Seattle organization
which provides significant funding for local arts
organizations. Since 1963, they have raised 34 million
dollars to support over 200 arts groups. Not a shabby
reputation! This means that the past month has been
spent working on 70 large pieces: unwieldy, demanding,
gorgeous. Yesterday as I was finishing up (Yay!) the last
of the vessels, the resident cat decided to get inside
the vase I was painting. Silly kitty!
Here's some detail work on one of the pieces:
This is intense and fussy work; I've been making an extra
effort to keeping the paint off my hands. I've always
stayed away from paint of any kind: art, wall, etc.
It makes me crazy how it manages to get on everything.
But the rewards of working with these colors have been
great -- this job has allowed me to expand my brain
and allow paint into my consciousness in a positive manner,
and it makes me happy (when it's finished vexing me!).
I call it color therapy. I recommend it.