9.29.2017

that frog

Late September; casein on board; 11" x 6.75"

Mark Twain once said, "Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”  A few people have applied that saying to personal time management - encouraging us to get our nastiest-most-undesirable task done first thing in the day - freeing up the rest of our time for higher productivity.

When you're trying to get out in the fresh air and capture the early morning shadows, it's hard to "swallow frogs" first thing in the day.  That's why my personal frog is scheduled for consumption tonight - after dinner.  It's my storage room.  I tried to find a specific painting last night.  It would be perfect for a call for art about dreams and sleep.  But try as I might, I couldn't locate it.  So I'm bringing in back-up tonight and attacking that room head-on.  Wish me luck.

2 comments:

D Gilbert said...

Good luck and good night, in the morning bullet proof your coffee and your frogs will turn into grilled cabbage for the rest of the day! Great September color.

Mary Klein said...

Glad you like the colors. I've been wondering about leaving it as is or if I should go back and 'correct' some colors - such as the purples. They're an honest record of my process. That's why I'll probably leave them in. But it's been on my mind tonight.

I never did find that painting. Every once in a while I'll cull my old-unsold work. I guess that was the fate of this little piece 😐

Coffee - best way to chase down frogs! Americanos are my drug of choice.