"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Thursday, January 24, 2008


First, a disclaimer - I am not photogenic to begin with, and self-portraits are particularly horrific for me. However, when I looked in the mirror before washing my face this evening, I couldn't help pulling out the camera.
I decided that I wanted some more art for my bedroom, and I have the tendency to think I can do anything myself. About a year ago, I painted some canvases in blue abstracts to match my curtains. (I found this beautiful blue fabric and made curtains out of it, and although I am always on the lookout for other things that match, it is a unique color and I haven't found much.) I wanted some bigger canvases to go in my room, so I pulled out the paint, brushes, canvases and assorted paraphernalia and got started. I pulled back hair, donned an apron and covered my work area in paper for easier clean up. I must say, I got one great big canvas and two pretty good smaller ones. After putting them out in the garage to dry (it will be at least a week) I cleaned everything else up and came upstairs to get ready for bed. When I went in the bathroom and looked in the mirror, I laughed out loud! And, the paint is oil, so it doesn't come off skin too well; my hands are blue, but no one really notices that. I am just hoping that it comes off in a couple of days! When the paint dries on the canvases, I will try to photograph them, but the blue is such a deep shade I think it will probably just photograph as black. Oh well, such is life.


KellyAnne said...

Lovely Tara!!!
I look forward to seeing your canvases.

Lyndee said...

NICE!!! I think it's more fun when you get dirty anyway! :)

Crystal said...

That is talent. I love how you said you laughed out loud! I think I would have done the same.

John said...

You CAN'T steal smock. That is mine from Calvin. I didn't loan it to you.