It was snowing when I woke up yesterday. So I went back to bed.
In other news, remember the painting I started oh so long ago, last month, where I said I used a ground-breaking technique? This is what happened: I painted the background of an 8" x 8" canvas panel, and it was okay but it needed something extra. On a whim I got a piece of baking parchment paper and crumpled it up, then partially smoothed it out and pressed it onto the painting.
I'm not sure which ended up looking cooler - the panel or the parchment paper. I let the panel dry, then was afraid to do anything with it. I call this the "I could wreck it at any moment" phase. Last night I thought screw it, time to see what happens.
Sheepsie. Luckily, even after two coats of varnish, you can still see some of the awesome texture. Now -- what to do with the parchment paper....
In additional other news, I painted something else that is way cool awesome. I realize I may be the only one on the planet who likes my abstract paintings, but this one is fab-u-lous.
Seriously. I love this. And it doesn't matter if I'm the only one who does, because I'm going to keep it and hang it in my house and feel happy happy joy joy every time I look at it.
Speaking of happy happy joy joy, there is this:
November 8th. Yes I did. Judge me.
Also, there's something really comforting about a dark kitchen with the light on over the stove.
I don't know why, but every time I walk into my kitchen and see it like this, it's so homey and peaceful.
In conclusion, what do you get when you cross way cool awesome with happy happy joy joy, then throw in a little homey and peaceful? You get this: