Monday, November 22, 2010
sanjaysarttitude: KILLER TURKEYS AND SANTA CLAUSES !: "OMG!!! THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! Finally it just slapped me in the face tonight. How in Gods name am I supposed to keep up with painting..."
OMG!!! THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!
Finally it just slapped me in the face tonight. How in Gods name am I supposed to keep up with painting ,drawing ,sketching ,creating , selling and dealing with customers at the store during the busiest time of the year ? NOT ONLY THAT.... but now that Thanksgiving is knocking on my door... I'm ready to have a screaming nervous break down by inviting ten friends over. There is so much crap lying everywhere in my house, which obviously has not remained contained to the studio downstairs ...but has taken over the entire house like a huge suction cup!!
Paint brushes, splattered paint, pencils, paper pads, easels... everywhere... even in my bathroom.
It has taken me five hours and four gin & tonics to hide this gigantic heap of ART. No way am I having guests over for Thanksgiving only to make comments that my house is a disaster and then comparing it to my personality. As it is... they all think I was dropped off on planet Earth by some alien spaceship.
I am one of these artists that's not quite right in the head...... Being organized has never been a strong forte of mine. NEVER!
In order for me to say I'm all geared up for this holiday ... I have taken all my clutter and thrown it in every direction in several closets. The poor cats have lost their sleeping pads and are now surrounded by paint brushes,watercolors, oils and acrylics . No wonder both my cats look like they're smothered with exotic colors ...... so now on top of everything else.... I HAVE TO BATHE MY CATS !!!! I need this like I need a HOLE IN MY HEAD !!
All I can say is I'm praying to the Gods that no one opens any closet doors! But knowing my luck... that will happen and karma is going to bite me on my ass.! It never fails.............. it always does!
As soon as Thanksgiving is over.... it'll be time to shop for a Christmas tree , lights, ornaments and basically the whole " KIT- N- KABOODLE " !
I feel like a victim surrounded by killer turkeys and Santa Clauses ..........the holidays are here!
'HAPPY THANKSGIVING ' ..........enjoy your turkeys!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
It's interesting that throughout time 'COLOR' has always played a major part in our lives.
Without color, our lives would be absolutely boring. It appeals to our senses in every direction and makes us feel happy , spiritual or sad.
i tend to use allot of different colors in my art work yet its quite interesting that around my home and surroundings i happen to love earth colors such as terracotta,shades of brown,olives etc.but as a person i love to wear color.i am not your typical blue,black or gray kind of person.some of my favorite colors are red, shades of blue green,and lately for some odd reason i love shades of purple.
It is quite obvious that as we age our color sense changes and we tend to like certain colors more than others.
But then of course we also tend to also go with colors that match our skin tones,hair etc inspite of the fact they do not appeal to us emotionally but they look good on us as we try to make ourselves feel good and younger.
Color does play a huge part of our lives no doubt from clothes,to our homes and even to the foods we love to eat.
Here listed below are some colors that have certain meanings. This may explain why you are attracted to some of my paintings more than others.
all things intense and passionate
Joy, happiness, optimism, imagination, hope.
Peace, tranquility, calm, stability.
Energy, balance, warmth.
Nature, environment, healthy.
Royalty, spirituality, nobility, enlightenment.
Security, reliability, intelligence.
Earth, hearth, home,.
Reverence, purity, simplicity,peace.
AND IN CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD:
China - symbol of celebration and luck.
India - color of purity.
Eastern cultures - signifies joy when combined with white.
Asia - sacred, imperial.
Western cultures - joy, happiness.
China - associated with immortality.
Hindus - the color of lord Krishna/ heavens above.
Jews - holiness/the heavens
Middle East - protective color
France - nature
India -nature /grounding
Ireland - nature
Western cultures - royalty/spiritual growth/highest level of nirvana
Eastern cultures - mourning, death,purity,the soul
United States - purity (used in weddings).
Western cultures - mourning, death,sadness
Hindu - sacred color. (orangish ,yellow color)represents the sun,provider of life
PLEASE COMMENT BELOW WHAT COLOR APPEALS TO YOU AND WHY?