Friday, January 11, 2008

"Poppy"

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Are you surprised?

Dear friends - for some reason, I can't quite say why, it was very hard for me to step back up to my easel. So many of you have been so wonderful to drop me little messages of encouragement. Several nights ago I called my sister LaVonne and the last thing she said to me was "Get into that studio and straighten it up so you can start painting again."

Normally I never do what I'm told. As a matter of fact I usually do the exact opposite just to be difficult. But for some reason I did exactly as I was told. I went to my studio which had turned into some kinds of disastrous "catch all" over several months. (I swear I think I saw a FEMA business card stuck in the door.)

Then last night I took myself into the studio with the intent to prime a canvas and stopped to consider my limited selection of acrylic paints. I don't care too much for acrylics, they dry too fast and my talent tends to be the slow and reworked kind. But I was in the mood for something...I didn't know what...and I wanted to feel that illusive feeling of "completion" (you all know what I mean - its that feeling you get when you're ready to wash out your brushes) So I did a very small and very quick poppy. a red poppy.

I was out of practice and felt clumsy and stiff - but it did feel good.

So here it is, thanks to all of you who have written, questioned, suggested, implied and down right ordered me to get back to work. I love you all!

21 comments:

Ron Morrison said...

Good for you! Hope burnout doesn't become a problem heehee, rest now.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Ron - rest! You rascal!

Brothergrimm said...

Cool flower! I actually like acrylics, but I'm the impatient "it's good enough!" kind.
For what it's worth, I haven't picked up a brush in quite a while.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Doug - I would love to do nothing all day but paint and write but unfortunately life gets in my way. I really need to try harder. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

Sandy said...

Well about time! I would have suggested that you get a painting done, but I didn't want to appear to be too bold.hahah. Glad you are back at it and the poppy is beautiful. I hope you keep it up.

sandy

Cara Dawn Romero said...
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Cara Dawn Romero said...

Sandy - Thanks! Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Ed Terpening said...

Great to see you back! I know how hard it is to keep motivated. The clean your studio exercise works for me too.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks for visiting Ed - I hope the cold spell is over and I can stay at it. You're so right, getting my studio in order took care of one of the major barriers.

Peter Yesis said...

Proof you belong back in the studio. Stick with it. wonderful job!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thank you Peter -

Dee Sanchez said...

Cara,
You go girl - it's beautiful. Poppies are one of my all-time favorite flowers. You just need to slowly work your way back into it and it will help you to heal.
Dee

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Dee -Thank you so much for your encouraging words.

david santos said...

Hi Cara
A beautiful place here!
Excellent post! You are Master.
Thank you.
have a good weekend

Cara Dawn Romero said...

David - Thank you for visiting, I appreciate your comment and hope you will come back and see me. Thanks - Cara

bookbabie said...

It's beautiful Cara Dawn...just perfect:)

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Lilli -

k. Madison Moore said...

Welcome back....so when do we see the next one?? Beautiful painting.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Hopefully I will have a painting to post within a week - Thanks for checking up on me and reminding me to work - I need it.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

YAY.
Welcome back to painting....capriciousl, that is ;)

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Thanks Mary - now if I can stick with it....