KpacoTa CnaceT Mup-Beauty Will Save the World

(Quote from Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky's THE IDIOT, 1869)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A little collage on wood that I recently finished. Sorry, for the lousy picture, but I scanned it and the light crept into the scan bed. This caused it to look more pale than it is.
This is what my dining room table looks like right now. Unfinished canvas paintings, paintings and collages that need their paper backings, and a few other miscellaneous items.So , what does your table top hold? I have this 'problem'. The problem is that I love to dabble in many media. Thus, the mixed media, right? Duh!

In 6th grade, my music teacher(Mr. Seeger-relative of the folk singer, Pete Seeger) asked the class what subjects  they liked. He said, "Social Studies?" I raised my hand along with a few others. "English?", of course I loved to read and would read a few hundred books a year, so I raised my hand. "Art?'

 Well, I loved art w/Miss Shapiro. Tall, slender, oh so chic, with her long black hair in a pony tail or bun. She looked and dressed like a model. She always liked my work and would choose me for special events and things- like painting a very large balalaika on the backdrop of the stage for an upcoming performance of some kind. It was a huge balalaika. We're talking, auditorium size backdrop here. The picture was a collage of different pictures. I also painted some of the other pics , I believe, but the balalaika stands out in my mind because of my Russian background. I know, I'm digressing.

Well, Mr. Seeger(sp?), went through every subject. And, well, I raised my hand for every subject. The last one was Math. Well, I'm a polyglot, so of course , I loved Math! Math was just another language to me. I raised my hand. He looked at me as if I was from another planet. How could anyone like Math?, along with every other subject???

 Got to stay focussed. I can focus in really well, but can get a bit out of whack when life hits the table. Especially things like, "Please help me w/my taxes, and scholarship papers, or my English paper, or the on-line paperwork, that the schools already have, but now want on-line". Ehhhhh!!!!!

Back to my lists . They help to keep me sane- that is, if I read them:) (Actually, they help to imprint what I need to do into my brain)....I've been wanting to get to some sewing. Dolls, purses, heart pin-keeps...yes, some fabric, and a needle and thread...I love hand sewing. Oh, yes, and I wanted to get to work on some cool, vintage fabric aprons that have been floating around in my head.....Focus. First things first, second things second, third things third.....


Alexandra Knittel said...

Wonderful collage Lydia

Christy Wagner said...

What a lovely collage! I have enjoyed looking at your art!

Patti said...

Well I try to keep it all on my desk and it looks pretty much like your dining room table when I am creating.

Love the collage! Very nice Lydia

Little Lovables said...

My table looks like that quite often, with jewelry supplies and other crafts.

I have to throw a quilt over it though so my my toddlers don't go meddling in there.

And wow, what a cute story about loving all the subjects... esp. math!

Laurie said...

You are one of those rare people - I call them renaissance people - who is artistic but also appreciates logic and numbers. Not me! Although I have learned to appreciate math through my college courses...

I am NOT brave enough to show you my dining room table! It has literally spilled out onto the floor at this point. For shame!

You have the most wonderful pieces of art sitting on your table!

Renee said...

The perfect family moto.