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Afternoon Secrets


Don't tell anyone.... I wasted the whole day!! I'm ashamed to admit it but it's true. It started out innocently enough - Unpacking all the many boxes from our trip. And, really, it's something that I look forward to. I LOVE all those newspaper wrapped packages! In the blur of one thrift shop, resale boutique, bargain basement after another, I forget what I bought and really do look forward to unpacking all the goodies.
My mom stopped by and we got to talking about her hankering to paint everything an old, time-worn duckegg blue/green. After she left I was thinking about that one last canvas that I have and how I had intended to paint some roses on a duckegg background. Well... now you can see what I wasted the day on! Flat out silliness is all it is! Like I needed one more painting - especially one of my own. And I'm not even sure if I like it! In fact, I think it looks worse now that I've posted it than it did when I was just thinking about posting it!! But... I did get the whole kitchen to myself this afternoon and I wasn't cooking or doing dishes... Maybe just the act of secluding myself and not really thinking about anything is a little therapeutic. And my husband did pick up hamburgers (as clearly I was not making dinner). Hmmm... Maybe if I fiddle with it a bit more I'll like it better...
49) Art - in it's many forms
50) Roses - in all their many colors
51) Paints - for their ability to transform
52) Nature - where all the colors are real
53) God's artistic hand (I can't wait to see the home He has prepared for me!)
54) My husband's gentle (and tolerant) nature

2 comments:

  1. Polly,
    I wouldn't call it wasting the afternoon. Your roses are lovely! I adore that green background color too.
    Actually I wish I were that talented so I could "waste" more afternoons!
    Keep it up Polly!

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  2. You're very sweet! I tweeked it a bit (added some highlights) and decided that I'll put it on ebay. Thank you for your encouraging words!

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