Mixed Media Artist

Take A Load Off

This is a 6″x12″ mixed media painting on paper. The sides are 1″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is $105.00 + shipping and is SOLD
I think sometimes I am more captivated with performers backstage than onstage. I think that seeing these people in a mundane environment is fascinating. Often less than perfect and sometimes even odd-looking, these are characters that I instantly want to know more about. It amazes me how beautiful these people can look whilst performing, I guess this is what they call charisma. I think charisma is a great quality to embody. I often think how I wish that I was a fly on the wall so I could see how these people live. I may be disappointed, I probably would be disappointed.
That is just me, romanticizing everything.

(I actually live with a performer so I know how unromantic it is.)
(NOT how unromantic HE is …geesh)

I am definitely a voyeur by nature.

I love the time of night when people have their lights on but have yet to draw their curtains.
Me, I draw the curtains as soon as the lights go on. I guess I am protecting myself from fellow voyeurs. ‘I don’t want to live in fish bowl’, I say. No one else in my house seems to mind this. I am training them, just as I trained them to NEVER put on the over head lights. I really can not bear them. They give me an almost dizzy, vertigo feeling when I walk into a room with the over head lights on. (Don’t even get me started about fluorescents). For awhile I was tempted to take the bulbs out of all the over head fixtures but felt perhaps that this was a bit overkill, after all, at some point you may need to find something at night and you may just need to light the room more fully. Anyway, they are trained now so there is no need for such drastic measures.

(OK, so I am a voyeur and I may be a wee bit crazy too.)

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3 responses

  1. Shelly

    Love those racy red boots! And I can relate to your overhead light story…for me, it’s the oven – I have trained my crew to NEVER turn the oven on if the temperature outside is over 25C (there’s a reason why the word “temper” is in “temperature”) because I don’t fare well in the heat!

    June 29, 2010 at 5:20 am

  2. I love what you write here and the painting is fabulous! I think it’s in the nature of all artists to be that fly on the wall forever watching, feeling, and listening.

    July 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    • Thanks Rhonda. I think that it is true although, I find sometimes the ‘feeling’ part a little overwhelming.

      July 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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