I’m starting to feel better. Day by day, little by little. I’m sure of it now.
Today was a busy day. I’ve been pretty busy since Friday actually. I even worked on my birthday. Mjp said, “I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.”
I don’t usually talk about gifts I get. I think that’s stupid. But in this case, I just have to tell you what I got for my birthday because it became the greatest compliment I have ever received.
Michael got me, and personally framed, a screen print of The Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.
If you don’t know what that is, it is an antique bill that John Lennon bought one day and hung up on his wall. He liked the looks of it I suppose, because later it inspired him to write the song of the same title.
Mjp got it for me because he said it reminded him of me. Because he thinks that my creative mind works a lot like John Lennon’s. What a gift that my boyfriend sees me. He sees me being inspired by the things around me and turning those things into art — just like the way Lennon starred at this poster and created a song. That’s what he told me anyway.
Which is pretty funny because, when he told me the Lennon story, the first thing I thought of was how mjp once wrote a short story that was totally inspired by a lampshade! He’s the one that’s like Lennon, not me. But it was my birthday, so we had it his way.
In other news, I have been possibly having a breakthrough. I don’t want to speak too soon. I haven’t even created the work yet, but I’m planning on making at least a few new mixed media pieces that are like nothing I’ve done before. They are absolutely inspired by Joshua Tree too, but I don’t think you’d be able to see that in the work.
But who cares?
Here is the layout for the first one, but you can not tell what I’m going to do yet. This is just the composition.
It will be called The House on Doggie Trail.
I also finished that Samach painting today. If you don’t know which one I mean, here is the last pic I have of it:
I am titling it Fidelity and I will have to wait until morning to take the new, completed photograph of it. It looks a lot better than this. Trust me. And I’m actually happy with it! That hasn’t happened in a while.
I have to get up early in order to take that picture. Sometimes I blow it and sleep in too late and miss out on the sun/shade situation.
That’s it for now. I have to do some dishes now.