Friday, April 11, 2014

Risky

Last night, my husband (in the interest of "helping out") decided to bypass all the recent tubs of leftovers in the refrigerator from this week, and eat from a container way in the back. The three-week-old container of leftover pot roast. Why was it in there? Because I want to throw it out on trash-day, since we're on a septic system, rather than have it rot in the garage garbage bin.

My husband - the rocket scientist - felt that if it was in the fridge, it must be fine. Never mind that it was so long ago that he didn't even remember me cooking the roast to begin with.

I didn't find out until it was too late. Now, I'm on gastric-deathwatch 2014. He drank beer and contemplated whiskey to "counteract" any ill effects, all while trying to blame me (as if.) In his words, "it didn't really smell and nothing was green," so he's pretty sure it was fine.

Oh, for the love of all the pink-toed cross-eyed bullfrogs! Are you kidding me?!!!

Did I mention today is his birthday?

So far, he seems fine. I read an article that in some cases food poisoning can show up two weeks later. Hopefully, if he made it through the night, it's fine. 

Aaaaaanyway...

I finished this piece for the open online auction in two weeks on the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective:

"You Reap What You Sow" 9x12 inches, watercolor & acrylic on 140lbs hot-pressed watercolor paper 
The prompt was "emotions" and I was feeling down, so I went with melancholy... and then  she got more and more resentful looking. Now, when I look at her, I see a more of "Just you wait, I'm going to get even" sort of look in her eyes. So, I think the emotion I ended up with is resentment! I think being a bit frustrated in real life is leaking through.

More evidence of that is this little piece I completed yesterday for the upcoming issue of Thrice Fiction Magazine:

"In The Dark" 4x4 inches, watercolor & acrylic on 140lbs hot-pressed watercolor paper
I keep the surreal and abstract works on my other page for just that purpose, but it doesn't have a lot of movement until an issue is upcoming and I get assignments. It's interesting because I was talking about these pieces with someone and I realize that I am a slow painter when it comes to my fairy tale work, but a fast one when it comes to the surreal and abstract. I wonder if that means something? 

I still love my fairy tales though! 

3 comments:

Almost Precious said...

"You Reap What You Sow" is a lovely painting. There is a look in her eyes that would make one feel she is contemplating something.

Your surreal paintings are interesting and seem to have a sense of motion or movement to them - vines growing around a human figure; a tree branching out of a human mind; swirls and feathers and flame like features. Perhaps this type of painting is your alter ego, you're more relaxed with it and less focused on the realism ?

~Rasz~ said...

I was smiling as I read what and why your hubby ate the leftovers. I think grown men can digest almost anything! I am amazed to watch men eat stuff that I wouldn't touch with a 10' pole! However, all kidding aside, I hope he is well because the worst thing in the house is a sick grown man!

Your paintings are awesome. I seem to paint with emotions too. "You reap what you sow" is gorgeous and I am sure will do great in the auction. Have a wonderful, healthy weekend! Hugs!

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope your hubby is alright! Food poisoning is no fun! I know! Why didn't he listen to you? Maybe next time ;o)
Your paintings are breath taking! Wow! They are both filled with emotions! Hugs ;o)