Thursday, December 06, 2007

"Disassembled" --- SOLD



Things are easier now that I'm not so afraid of white. I use it sooner and with less fear. I really liked how light these orange pieces were on the white plate - almost no darks in or around them.

These last few days have been really difficult for me. My husband and I decided to pull our son, Jacob, out of day care. He was sitting in the corner every day by himself with his blanket over his head. When I dropped him off he would shake and scream and apparently this never got better after I left. So we figure either it isn't the right environment or he's not ready or something. We're now looking for someone to come to the house 2 days a week to watch him while I paint upstairs in the studio. So if you know anyone in Austin...

7 comments:

Douglas said...

Can't help you with anyone in Austin, but if it's any consolation, my younger nephew wasn't ready for day care until he was at least four years old...he's now in kindergarten and running the place. He's much like I've always been....has a need for his "own" time, and that's hard to come by in a day care. Hang in there!

Your paintings and blog continue to inspire. I haven't gotten to a painting-a-day yet, but I am producing three to four pieces each week that I'd consider worthy of selling. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation!

Frank Gardner said...

I like everything about it Carol.
The peel added this time, the underpainting, the white. Really feel like I could reach out and eat one of those slices.I like how there are some opaque and some translucent areas on the slices.
That's too bad about the day care. He is just not ready. No point in making him suffer through it.
You will work something out.

Heidi Malott said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear day care didn't work out. It sounds like you found a good alternative. Being a mother and a painter is so rewarding, but boy I totally understand how hard it is too. Best Wishes

Johanns Diaz said...

This is one of your best

Try talking to Austin Waldorf School about Jacob no need to enroll him they would be glad to help you give you sound advice

Stacey Peterson said...

Awww...poor little guy =( I also have a toddler, and it's hard to find balance. Sometime naptime just isn't long enough, but daycare is tough too. Good luck finding a sitter to come to the house!

Barbie Bud said...

I love all the brush strokes I see in your paintings. I try to lay it on and leave it alone to get that look but it doesn't work for me. I'll keep trying though. Barb

T_Rex said...

You're a terrific painter and a wonderful person.

About your baby's daycare travails I suspect the problems might be related to inadequate nutrition at daycare centers (too much sugar and refined flours). I sugggest you visit Dr. Mercola's website, www.mercola.com, to find out how best to attend to your family's (and your own) nutritional needs in order to promote the good health that will enable you to keep on being such a prolific painter !