Tuesday, September 9, 2008
It's my mom's Birthday today ....
...and my brother's birthday in exactly a week. We are all heading over to my mom's tonight to celebrate both thier birthdays. We will probably order pizza. My mom and brother like meat pizzas so I may just decide to get something else on the way over cuz I don't like meat pizzas.
I had NO idea what to get/or make for my mom and brother. They both really have pretty much all they may want or need. I have tried to paint/make things for my brother before but he doesn't seem to appreciate them. They end up in a drawer somewhere never to see the light of day (and these are often really well done peices of artwork) :-( I did a very nice drawing of him and Maureen (his wife) for them for Christmas one year -- but Maureen hates any pictures of herself so that one ended up in a drawer... who knows if they even still have it. It hurts that they don't really appreciate my art (unless I make Maureen some earrings) but I am hoping that I have finally come up with something that he may like this year. (I hope so)
I bought some canvases, brushes, etc on the way home yesterday and spent 9 hours last night and 4 more hours today painting a picture for my mom and for my brother for their birthdays. I painted a silly looking fantasy cat in bright colours for my mom, and the Hebrew words for Yawheh (*spelling) and Shalom floating in a stylized sky for my brother. I tried to scan them but they really lost a lot of their colours in the scans. I hope they like their gifts. :-)
I sure am glad that acrylics dry fast. LOL I used a medium in the paintings to give them some textures -- and used a fork to make the wavy sky in my brother's painting -- and the stripes on the cat in my mom's painting. :-) The Hebrew lettering is raised and has some silver edges. Both paintings have quite a bit of texture to them. :-)
Like an idiot -- I carefully painted the raised Hebrew lettering but forgot that Hebrew is read from RIGHT to left -- so I had to melt down all the lettering and do it again the correct way! LOLOL I really do hope that they (especially my brother) actually decide to hang them and enjoy them in their homes.... (instead of hiding them away in a drawer).