Passions of an Odd Chick

Friday, August 13, 2010

I gave in.

I have no idea who she is or where she came from. All I know is that this is getting harder, not easier as I expected. She is the 6th in a series.
She had a story to tell, and would not leave me alone until I told it her way.
She was suppose to be Asian, a soft portrait with green and purple, with maybe some leaves and bamboo.
But she would not have it.
I went to bed last night feeling like I had been in an intense argument with a loved one. Unpeaceful. Agitated.
And there she was this morning. Still being stubborn. I didn't want to mess with her so I went for walk, picked some green beans from the garden, paid some bills. 
When I came back, I picked up my big brush (I remembered that when you feel frustrated, your brush is probably too small).
I began to sling some white paint at her to cover her up and then her crown and veil began to appear. She hated the green so I covered it up.
Are you predominantly warm or cool? Geez.
She finally got her way, and in the end I like her better than I did when we started.
And we are friends again... now that I don't care who she is or where she came from.
I know it sounds a little psychophrenic. But this is the way my right brain and left brain wars with itself- until I give in to the process. It's beginning to be a real wrestling match, tortuous as I get further into this. You would think I would figure out a way to give in sooner. I'm expecting more from myself with each stroke.  I hope you're seeing more.

12 comments:

Rebecca Anthony said...

This is SO funny I am laughing over here! She's amazing after all that, I'm so glad she stood up for herself because that veil is genius!!! She is all lit up(O:

Rebecca Anthony said...

You watch she may be the first to go(O:

Poetic Artist said...

I can just see you sitting there talking to her and then standing up and pointing your paint brush at her. LOL..She turned out to be Her self..
Katelen

simplyred said...

I'm really enjoying your journey. Keep on keeping on.

Ernie

Carolyn said...

She's a stubborn one! That's the way with these "girls', it seems. Some of them are ready to brushed onto the 'canvas' while others need a little paint slinging! Love it! I can't wait for the whole entourage! Decision-making will be tough!

Buffy said...

I love and hate when that happens. I have one plan and then it goes another way. She's beautiful,love her veil and the white.

Bren said...

love her, I think she has a powerful story to tell, when I look at her face, I know she has gone through a dark time.
Good thing your listening because I can see something powerful coming though...

Joji said...

OH the struggles. But in the end what emerges is what is suppose to be. Just lovely.

Jeanne Nelson said...

This is beautiful art! I would have never guessed that she didn't start out with intentions of having a gorgeous head dress and veil. Stunning! Your progression is amazing to follow, lady!

Nancy said...

Well I am just loving coming here and seeing what's going on with you....I love that you are so transparent that you will tell us all about your paintings and the struggles with each one....You can't imagine the inspiration you are to me....

I am glad she was stubborn and stood her ground and that you are now friends.....I love her strength...

Kimmie said...

I always enjoy hearing your process and the warring factions :)

I can see why you became friends - she looks very happy

DJ said...

Though I've been away from the computer starting my school year, I just had to catch up on your series of luscious women!
this Aztec princess is regal...