Geranium on the brain

geranium template-gale everett

I think I must be in procrastination mode concerning the Fox Sparrow print. Maybe I shouldn’t label it procrastination because in reality, it’s about mentally sorting how the two blocks will interact. I have to have a clear image in my brain of exactly what will happen before moving forward. Drawing helps, but not today. So, instead of working on the little guy, my brain decided to come up with a new lamp design. Simple, clean, and something I have been wanting to create (and had seen in my brain when I woke up this morning). Maybe it’s a carpe diem sort of day. Then there are the hell hounds sleeping outside my closed studio door. Yes, the door is closed for a reason. Earlier, it was raining and blowing like crazy, but now it’s calm. The dogs were acting like the weather this morning: crazy, running around, barking, and now strangely calm. ย I should be out walking them to reward the calm behavior. Maybe in a bit. Another promise was made to the birds to clean their cages before days end. Garbage pick up is tomorrow. ย This task can wait until later. It’s not pressing nor does it require daylight. Maybe I should just chalk it up as “one of those days” when my brain is jumping between 50 zillion ideas and can’t settle on one thing. Well, I guess I did settle on the wild geranium image, so it’s not a loss. Deep burgundy is calling or possibly a green. I’ll layout the image on a new sheet and then take a dog break. Dog walk at 3 pm. Birds before Dave comes home at 8pm. It’s a plan.

The finished image will be reversed (what’s black will be white).

The Fox Sparrow image will happen eventually.

Apparently cutting paper is today’s task.

Gosh, it would be nice to have a studio OUTSIDE the home to avoid all the distractions. Something to contemplate for another day.


Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

11 thoughts on “Geranium on the brain

  1. I love this! Are you trying to deplete my retirement account? I’m going to have one in every room at this rate. Seriously girl, this is wonderful!

    1. You know that’s my evil plan, to wipe out all my friends savings/retirement. Since there isn’t a PERS for artists, I have to get at it someway!
      Maybe I need to start a frequent buyer’s program. You would be at the top of the list. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Karen. I hope to make more progress today but it will be difficult since the sun is shining and plants need pruning before new growth really sets in. You’ll be seeing the finished piece before the end of next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Enjoy your sun, spring is so exciting. We have finally cooled down into autumn my favourite time of year. I am too impatient in spring for summer to come, but I am happy to slowly let summer fade into the clear, crisp days of autumn. Karen

    1. Thanks Anna. I’ve discovered this design to be super persnickety. Not grounding all the leaves to the side walls might cause future problems. I just need to figure out a cutting plan to avoid bending and tweaking of the bits. ๐Ÿ˜€

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