Taking myself seriously is hard enough ... I cannot even think of a good "introduction" to post ...
I want to try the DMP method with a still life (from life) and was collecting "stuff and things" and placing them on my make-shift surface.
Along comes on to-be family member -- who says that have painted -- and totally removes the drapery cloth and (fake) flowers to get at something she could have bent over & retrieved.
I discovered that the next morning & I was p.o.'ed. After I spent the time (again) back & forth to set it up again ... along comes my husband and picks up the (fake) flowers & straightens out all the stems as he is talking about bringing the to my father's grave. Now, I knew that is what I bought them for .... Then he walks away & picks up the not-charming purple dusters, asking can't you make something out of these?
I really was shocked.
(I forgot about polishing that stupid silverplate pitcher the first day, hurting my RA wrists....)
Now he has referred to my painting time as "arts & crafts" although he will brag to people about his John Wayne portrait. My daughter agreed about the "arts & crafts time" dig although she brags about her Johnny Depp portrait and asked me to paint this guy below as a gift for her best friend on their hs graduation.
My mother says you painted that? (really?) and just the day before the still-life debacle said as I was leaving her house, "oh, I am so glad that you have this hobby.." (really?)
I should be used to this by now. However, I am not. I dismantled my attempt to assemble a still life set-up; I could not stand the thought of anyone disrespecting me enough to move things around I might have started.
Do you know no one said anything to me about the still life being missing?
It is very difficult to find inspiration or even paint worth a d* right now.
PS: Sorry about the poor quality of these photos ... I thought I had better examples on this computer, nope... must be on old reliable & google photos. I hate this time-consuming digital conversion crap.