Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's Time To Make Art!

I've hit the wall!

I'm frazzled this fall.

The science project has taken over the dining room.

Homework was all over the kitchen this afternoon.

Dishes are piling up in the sink.

Laundry is piling up everywhere, I think.

And my dog keeps stealing socks. What's up with that?

Um . . . oh, yes . . .

The dogs need to be fed.

Books need to be read.

And I did not make this hat fancy enough, I dread,

for my daughter's upcoming high school production.

So while I'm busy working on painting sets, 

I won't be around much, my regrets.

A few weeks is the call.

I'll be back soon to tell you it all.

* * *

The painting (from the original by Marc Chagall) we worked on together for a backdrop in her last high school production:

Like the animated fiddler (by Raz on YouTube), eventually, all the pieces fall into place . . .


  1. What?! Topped with feather and bows and it's not fancy enough? Puh-lease, that hat's fit for a royal wedding, my dear.

    Have fun making art. Enjoy, enjoy! To which you impart. Oh boy, oh boy! :D

    (Looking forward to seeing your creation!)

  2. I shall my dearest! And with time to spare shall finish Sedaris that I keep near.

  3. LOVE this!! I will miss you, but your skills are needed elsewhere. Totally understandable. That Chagall-like set is gorgeous, btw!

  4. Thanks Christy, it was such a fun project to do together. My daughter did most of the fiddler painting herself! The other painting behind it was done mostly by the drama students. I'll be stopping by during my "sabbatical" to keep up with you!

  5. :))))) Love the hat. Waiting for u to come back.

  6. Awesome works of art, Linda! I can only wish I'm as multi-talented as you!
    Wishing you a wonderful time making more art...:)

  7. I'd say you're pleasantly swamped! Have a ball, Linda!!! I was also a prop master once, lol. I understand. Leave the dishes though, there's nothing inspiring about washing dishes. "See" you when you return!!!

  8. Thanks all! Working out ideas and sketches, and will be painting soon. Won't be long before I'm back!

  9. Busy, busy, busy indeed! Wow! But hey, I'm liking your canine assistant. Now if you could only train him to add detergent and press a few washer buttons ...

  10. Wow, Linda! Looks like you got your hands full!
    Love the funny art work! So cute, entertaining, and a lot of work!
    You are so talented with your art!
    I can only imagine what you will create for Halloween:DDD

  11. Hi Linda, thanks for sending your link, your blog is just lovely! So lively, interesting, fun and BEAUTIFUL! Whew, you really have lots going on :-) Let me know if you find out why your adorable poochie luvs the socks. Take care and see you in class soon.

  12. Just popped in to say, HI! Hope you're having FUN!!!

  13. Hi Linda. Loved the "Hit the Wall" art piece. And your animated Fiddler was awesome. Lots of talent there, my friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Thanks all! The play just ended. I'll be back soon after Thanksgiving. And, sorry about the confusion, but the animated fiddler is not my creation (see parenthetical for attribution).