Thursday, May 28, 2009

new print . tag

this painting ~ 'orange trees' ~ is finished and i made a print of it, which is now in the shop. i was so excited about finishing it and having a painting on linen that is ready to hang in the shop but noticed after the second coat of varnish that there are a few tiny pieces of fibre?? or something caught in the varnish. they would never be seen from the wall but now that i know they are there i feel that it might be a disappointment to a potential buyer . . . mmmm. how to keep loose filaments?? away from drying paint and varnish??


stephanie has tagged me for this fun game/mini interview . . . here are my answers!

What is your current obsession?
kitchen chairs

What are you wearing today?
jeans, top, hoodie and red birkenstocks

What's for dinner?
veggie soup from last night

What would you eat for your last meal?
seafood linguine {from a place in palm cove, far north queensland}, salad and red wine, chocolate gelati

What's the last thing you bought?
a beanie

What are you listening to right now?
the sound of my computer humming and the rain oustide

What is your favorite ice-cream flavour?

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
Stephanie is a sweet person who i'd love to have a coffee with, and a very talented artist. i love her lamps too :)

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
not sure ~ but i'd love a mix of city with a strong arts + food culture, and a beautiful beach!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
either paris or new york or the swiss alps!

Which language do you want to learn?

What's your favorite quote (for now)?
i'm hopless at remembering quotes, but an old favourite is from 'the hours' when virginia woolf says to her husband, something like this: 'leonard, one can not live life by avoiding life completely'

What is your favorite colour?
very light aqua

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
a super bright pink/orange singlet for layering under tops~ i like the small strip of colour.

What is your dream job?
successful artist :)

What's your favourite magazine?
marie clare maison/dwell

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?

Do you admire any one's style?
a friend who combines clothing in an unlikely way. she usually wears something simple with something very detailed or busy ~ and she always looks right and comfortable

Describe your personal style?
particular, simple, comfortable

What are you going to do after this?

i might watch a little tv

What are your favourite movies?
napoleon dynamite, the royal tenenbaums, the darjeeling limited {am an owen wilson/wes anderson fan}, donnie darko

What's your favourite fruit?

What inspires you?

coffee, magazines, seeing art online and in galleries

Your favorite book ?

middle age by joyce carol oates

Do you collect something ?
joyce carol oates books!

Are you a home body or do you prefer to be out?
if i'm not working, i prefer be out

The rules :
1. Respond and rework; answer the question on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add more one question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.

i tag aris, trace, janelle, cate, girlferment, kaitlyn, gretchen, christine . . . play along if you like :)


Sophie said...

super cute print! And being a successful artist is an awesome dream job!!


ArtMind said...

Fun read, Belinda! Great to know a bit more about you! :)

julie green said...

gorgeous print. i love the orange trees against the lovely aqua blue.

stephanie levy said...

I love your new painting, don't worry about the fibers :)

Thanks so much for participating, I loved reading your answers today. I am also loving seeing your work progress and really boom these days! Go girl!

Bellissima said...

Love the print - and your Q&A is FUN!
Please take a moment to visit - you've won the 'One Lovely Blog Award'! Congratulations - you deserve it!

June rhymes with moon said...

I love how the painting turned out...I've been wondering what you were going to do next with it!

With 4 cats and a shedding horse, I understand about trying to keep hair and lint and things out of your paint. Here's my advice: If you get something in your gesso, let it dry and sand it off. Usually works but you might need to add another coat after that. If you get something in oil paint or watercolor, let it dry and you can usually pick it out (sometimes with tweezers). And for anything clear (varnish etc) I have one brush that doesn't breed fuzzies and I try to get anything out quick while it's still wet. You need good lighting for that. If something lands in it while it's drying, you can probably get it off when it's dry - it's the things encased in clear varnish that are the problem.

That was long...should I have just put that on my blog instead? :)

And I'll play along with the interview but I don't think I know 8 more people that would actually respond. Maybe I have blog lurkers? We'll see...


.girl ferment. said...

thanks for the tag.
hope to play soon

Little Dickens Designs said...

I love your new painting. The blue reminds me of the day we had here. If only there were some lovely orange trees to remind us all that color exists! Great interview too.

mchen said...

Uhm, looks like you've got your dream job already??? :) And I'm with you on Donnie Darko — mindblowing!

Fun, thanks for sharing!

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...


C. Wade said...

I adore this print, maybe a few fibers aren't so bad? Great to find out a little about you, thanks for tagging me!

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