Wednesday, June 14, 2006

More of that other stuff... and a little art

I came across this cool tool today while surfing, it converts your web code into a graph.
the image to the left is this blog.
My own websites were not as interesting.
It really reminds me of some plastic toys that were popular at my school in the late 1960's. That is how old I am.

I have finally completed a commission that I started back in October (Sept?).
Commissions are hard. That is all I will say about it.
Other than I am happy with the way it turned out, and I discovered some new colors along the way.

One of those colors being "lilac". I am obsessed with it lately. The canvas I have on my easel now reflects this. I can't wait to finish it, but it's on work schedule was very hectic the past 2 weeks and now I am sick, I knew this would happen. My home life has fallen by the wayside. I am burned out. I just can't burn the candle at both ends like I used to.
Whenever I am sick, I ponder my life, take note of where I am, and am reminded of where I had hoped to be.
The priorities surface, and, once I have recovered I have a better idea of where I need to direct my attention.
It's always the art, then the home. One of my lifetime goals is to be able to create and maintain a nice home . I have never ever felt like I have succeeded in this. Something has always been missing in my development here. Being a cancerian, home is important to me, but I never seem to really feel like creating that. I feel like I have to make choices, and housekeeping always gets the back burner. Now that I have had 4 days to stare at the hovel, I see where I can start to return it to the home. Time for some serious spring/summer cleaning.
Actually, I do more clearing at the beginning of summer, and winter, not fall and spring like what is traditional.
I am slow that way.


Ed Maskevich said...

Priorities=Art then Home. That works for me but regretfully not for my wife. I've enjoyed what I've seen here and will be back. My wife used to live in El Segundo and we have friends in Inglewood. I used to really like LA but the last 20 years haven't been kind to it. BTW Lilac is a great color.

amber said...

nice to meet you melissa
would love to see your commission work

Melissa said...

Ed: Thanks for stopping by! You are right about LA, the traffic is horrible.

Amber: It's nice to meet you to. I will post the commission, I have to tweak the photo first, though!

Katherine said...

Hi Melissa,

Congratulations on finishing. Yay! I agree, commissions are hard.

Ronan Jimson said...

Great Work!!!
this is a good link you can refer Art Collection

live from the blue kitchen said...

hey! thanks for linking to my blog. i think your paintings are lovely :)