Saturday, September 01, 2007


I've been neglecting blogs since I learned how to walk upright again (sorry, I'll visit some soon...). With a solo show and back-to-school looming, I have been trying to catch up with my life after being 'out' for four days last week. And besides, it's not the very last minute yet, so I have also had to catch up on some much-needed procrastinating, not to mention multiple viewings of Relocation, Relocation . OK, I've also been watching Rome, to prove I'm not a total waste of skin.

This is the last painting for my Primal Landscapes show, which I finished about an hour ago. It's a forest glade, hence the name, though I wish I'd come up with something that doesn't remind me of plug-in air freshener. Which reminds me, I have nothing but respect for the geniuses of marketing who have convinced people that products like 'air freshener', douche and fabric softener are essential ingredients for The Good Life. I'm just waiting for them to start bottling water and trying to sell that that, for God's sake.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!


1/9/07 8:39 p.m.  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Congrats and good luck on your show. [I just got your postcard on it this afternoon. Thank you!] I think this series is astonishly strong. And striking. I love it.

1/9/07 10:01 p.m.  
Blogger dinahmow said...

I've already said my piece on this series.Best of luck at the show.
On the water...that crook back must have damaged a part of your memory...bottled water has been The Thing for ages. Well, down here at least.

1/9/07 11:19 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Jordan and Tara: Thank you -- and will I see you there? :)

Dinah: Wha-a-at?! They're bottling water? Next they'll be naming it pretentious things like Evian, Montclair and San Pellegrino. And people will BUY it. Tsk. :)

2/9/07 7:26 a.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Bottling water? Well, land sakes, what next? Probably they'll bring around typewriting machines that have pictures on them. What's a body to do?
Anyway, dear Andrea, can I give you a welcoming hug for coming back. Really missed you, and missed your wonderful art, like the one you offer today. It's dazzling and brilliant luck with the show.

2/9/07 8:50 a.m.  
Blogger HMBT said...

Break a leg with the show...I hope you make mega sales. This work is fantastic...per your usual! Glad your back...or glad your off your back!

2/9/07 9:08 a.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Like the primal landscape series!

Welcome back too - back to school has consumed my life for the last 2 weeks too.

I just noticed the direct video upload the other day too when I accidentally clicked on it to upload a photo to my blog.

2/9/07 9:18 a.m.  
Blogger thepinkangel said...

thanks for the link to that show! I love shows like that...I watch the house flipper show. and glad you're back!!

2/9/07 10:50 a.m.  
Blogger nadine said...

This piece is wonderful :-) I love the little "hidden" white bird. Glad you're back blogging. No more bad stuff.
I found out recently that liquid fabric softener is made with oily rendered beef fat that works by coating the fabric fibres to make them less staticy. That just grosses me out on so many levels. Although it does explain why Jimmy used to like rolling around on the towels fresh out of the dryer. Ick. I've switched to a "veggie" brand.

2/9/07 12:09 p.m.  
Blogger kj said...

good luck andrea, i hope the show goes straight to your head!

your work is unique. that makes you unique. enough said.


2/9/07 7:51 p.m.  
Blogger Cream said...

Coca Cola did bottle tap water and sold it in the UK for a few weeks before falling flat on their face. Some kind of cancer-inducing element in the processed water.

Glade looks great and I can see you've got that stag back.

3/9/07 3:22 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

This is another wonderful painting, Andrea! Best of luck with the show! As for bottled water... I did have some the other day when I stopped in at the oxygen bar for some zen balanced air. It was delicious, a tasty blend of mounain spring and tropical waterfall:>

3/9/07 4:18 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

mountain, that is... (residual brain damage from well-fed tap water, I guess...)

3/9/07 4:19 a.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

good luck with the show Andrea. And the painting is wonderful

3/9/07 6:12 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Ian: Thanks for the warm welcome back. Now I have to be the proverbial chicken just so I can hang this show!

HMBT, kj and Toni: Thanks, ladies. I'm starting to lose sleep over it but this, too, shall pass.

Cynthia: Ugh -- it's all ahead of me still. The kids go back tomorrow.

Rachel: I may have to go cold turkey if I want to break the addiction!

Nadine: You found him! As for the fabric softener -- euw! Though I do understand that people who live in drier areas (i.e. static problems) might want to use it, I simply can't stand the stuff.

Cream and Carla: I do confess to buying the occasional bottle of water in an emergency but only then (maybe twice a year). Our tap water here actually tastes a lot better than most bottled water.

3/9/07 8:31 a.m.  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

I was completely hooked on ROME!
I had to watch the entire series from start to the end of season two. FABULOUS! Atia and Titus were my faves.
What blaspemous madness do you try to tempt us with! I for one refuse to live in a world without fabric softener.

Somebody needs to invent a convenient disposable brain douche.

3/9/07 8:53 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

HE: Those two characters were definitely larger than life, weren't they? I liked Pullo best from moment one. I, too, was completely hooked which was a pain because every time the young'uns walked in it was during one of the goriest battle scenes or steamiest sex scenes and we had to kick them out!

3/9/07 8:57 a.m.  
Blogger daisies said...

ah yes, i satisfied my rome addiction recently too ... love this piece!

our tap water completely rocks though i do find i have to use fabric softener in the winter when it get so dry that my clothes stick together which is not fun on especially when the skirt rides up and sticks to your tights ;-)

4/9/07 1:35 p.m.  
Blogger CS said...

Good luck to you! Beautiful stuff, I bet it will go well.

5/9/07 6:56 a.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

You continue to amaze me!!!

5/9/07 8:25 a.m.  
Blogger Merisi said...

Hi Andrea,
this is a wonderful painting (and I love the "forest glade" title, no associations here except the right ones *g*).
Thank you for the invitation to the show. I sure would have loved to come on over, unfortunately I am so busy bottling water and at the same time looking for some clever people to market this brilliant idea (thanks Andrea for sharing it with us!!!!). I am giddy with joy that the Viennese tap water comes from the "Schneeberg", imagine how great that will look on my water bottle labels: "Snow Mountain Dew"!
Back to business, bye! :-)

5/9/07 11:09 a.m.  

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