Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Would You Rob Your Neighbor for this?

The white splotches you see are just the gloss coat which haven't dried yet. I have a cold and my antihistamines woke me up at 5am.

On my mom's side of the family I have over 30 1st cousins. And lots of aunts and uncles. So we have a huge Christmas dinner at the hometown community center and do a huge and serious round of "Rob Your Neighbor" In past years, people have been known to bring a stash of fabric for the quilt they were working on, only to have it stolen by her sister, someone brought a concrete statue of the Virgin Mary (we're pretty Catholic) which was fought over quite a bit, and there's always an assortment of household utility items. I prefer to bring something that I would like myself, so if the pickings are slim (which they never are) I could always open my own gift.

I'm probably breaking a rule by posting this here, because I think at least two people who will be in on this exchange read this blog. But maybe they're off on Christmas holiday and won't see this. I'm a little worried that it's too funky for the crowd, but I'm going to make my mom promise to open it so I won't be too embarrassed. Deal, mom?

It's another fabric/painting where I put the fabric down first for extra texture and pattern. I really like the painting surface of the fabric more than the canvas anyway.

It's loosely modeled after this picture from the Tuscan roadside on our honeymoon:

I'm pretty sure mother nature and the Italians have me beat!

Ciao, Bellas!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 8:27 AM

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I would rob for that painting! ;-)

When I first saw that photograph you took, I could not believe it. It looks so perfect that you'd think it was staged or something. No doubt, great inspiration for paintings, quilts, jewelry, your own garden... just inspiring!

Your family Christmas sounds lovely and I hope you're well. Can you send some of that snow this way?! Darn cold-but-not-white Nashville winters!

Posted by Blogger Tisra @ 3:31 PM #

OK, so you are not talking about larceny because I thought this post was going to be about someone stealing one of your paintings, ya know, like "The Scream."

My dear, I'd punch my neighbor for one of your paintings.

Have a fun time. Merry Christmas.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 8:54 PM #

As soon as I saw the painting, I knew it was from that picture you took. LOVE IT! I hope someone good got the painting...I would have definitely fought hard for it!

Posted by Blogger The Clicks @ 9:43 PM #
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