Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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!