Friday, 6 April 2012

Dashed Delusions

I sat down last Thursday
and wrote a searingly witty post
it was some of my best stuff
I giggled and snorted while writing it
and was basically incredibly amusing
if I do say so myself
I then organised it as a scheduled post
felt very clever and capable
which should have been a dead giveaway right there and then
and then rushed around like a mad bunny on speed and
did what was possibly the most slap dash job
of packing for the family holiday 
in history
which of course, resulted in having packed
quite a random collection of things which
I personally think
added a bit of spice and excitement to the whole week
though this belief was not embraced by
the picky complaining sods who were sharing my holiday
I mean who needs PJ's when you have toe clipping thingies
sheesh... some people are so hard to satisfy

Perhaps the random packing thing 
and delusional belief that I was capable of any sort 
of tech mastery
should have alerted me to the fact
that my brain was somewhat preoccupied
and perhaps a touch more delusional than usual
which I blame
on getting all  these paintings finished
for display at The Collective Store

and yes I have had plenty of time to get them organised
and yes I did leave them to the last minute
and no I didn't have to try to cram everything into a couple of days
but all that paint flying does add to the fun 
and is weirdly satisfying to be under a deadline
and I was happy with how they turned out
especially as a group

But the whole thing boils down to
while I managed to get the painitngs done
and I did manage some truly creative packing
I didn't manage the scheduled posts
because basically I am technologically dyslexic
and this is being kind
because not only did I manage to not schedule it
I also managed to save it as a blank post
impressively incapable I would say
and all delusions that I am anything but a tech nightmare
are hereby abandoned

So I am using the same pics of my paintings
in a new post
but sadly
that hilarious post is floating somewhere in blogger land
maybe it will find its way home someday
but I have a feeling it won't make it
but at least to comfort myself
 I can visit Paint Party Friday this week 
and catch up on what everyone has been up to...xx


Michele Oliver said...

I love your canvasses! Great work. Hope everybody enjoyed their holidays, even though they were missing some essentials.

Jo Murray said...

Lovely images and even more amusing post... I'd call it creative organising.

Sandra van Doorn said...

such fun post to read, along with beautiful art..

Unknown said...

This post made me giggle (as all your posts often do). Who needs pj's? You could've all gone Marilyn Monroe style - and slept wearing just perfume :)

I got to see these beauties in person on Thursday night at Wynnum Uplate, Tracey you are a genius, they are stunning!

Glad you are back! Happy Easter.

Vicki Holdwick said...

I do so love you, Tracey; sure wish I'd seen the other post, as this one is quite amusing by itself.


Anonymous said...

I love your work so much, sorry you lost your post , if I find it I will send it on home,

Unknown said...

oh oh oh I love this grouping! My fav is the last with three cups...divine! Yes! I definately want to swap zines with you! i have two zines on my mind - one in which I would use the new page I posted on blogger [which you just commented on]. I have another I'm putting together now using some slightly older journal entries ...someone had suggested I do that to figure out placement, page positions. Lets let each other know when we're done:)

Rita said...

I'm so glad you got your paintings done and on display...and packed, however randomly...but I am so sorry that you lost your hilarious post in cyberspace. :( I have never tried to pre-write a blog post and scheduled it to be posted at a future date. You have convinced me to stick to writing them at the time as I have been. I am technologically deficient, I don't think I would even try something that complicated. ;) But--your paintings are gorgeous!! And they make a beautiful grouping. Be proud. Be very proud. :):)

GlorV1 said...

Wow, your canvas work is awesome! Love all the teacups and teapots. Awesome! Happy Easter and PPF!

Lorinda.C.F said...

Sorry about your missing post--I can only begin to imagine the wittiness it contained. Your canvases are amazing! I absolutely love them!!!! Happy Easter weekend xx

Jennifer McLean said...

Damn Tracey, your work is alway so spectacular, a feast for the eyes. Question... do you buy the thick canvas that you're painting on or make them yourself. LOVE how the painting deeks around the corner, lol.

Netty said...

Loving your fab canvases and greatly enjoyed reading your post lol. Happy PPF and have a blessed Easter, Annette x

Flo said...

Wonderful job tracey!

Anonymous said...

well, if it's any consolation, this post about your missing amusing post was also very amusing so your readers won't feel robbed of your usual witty slant on life!
I love these canvasses - they look fantastic all hung together like that. Can I ask what medium do you use - it looks like watercolour and ink but how do you do that on canvas?

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous and the coloured teacup is my favourite

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! No wonder you got confused. Any sign of your balls yet? Valerie

Fallingladies said...

I so love your pieces and am so glad you work the way you do, random and all as it's , besides being entertaining, also results in such amazingly bright beautiful pieces. If these are on canvas are they acrylic?, they seem too bright and glowing to be regular acrylic!

Unknown said...

I LOVE your tea paintings- such a gorgeous collection! I think you can probably blame blogger for your post getting lost- it's been acting wonky of late! I'm skipping PPF this week. Between Spring cleaning for our Easter party and all the kids being home, I haven't even tried to do any art. It's calling to me though and I'll be seeing you soon in blogland ;)

Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Totally love these blocks. They look fantastic! :) Hope your hilarious post comes back to you. :)

Carolyn Dube said...

I love your colors!!! What are they complaining about? Toe clippers beat PJ's any day! Congrats on getting away for a holiday!

faye said...

You have an amazing wit as well as such talent at painting china. I love your cups and teapot and always look forward to seeing just what sort of kitchenware will be featured. As for the lost post, nevermind. This one was quite enjoyable.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful creations ~ love the teapots and cups on canvas ~ colorful, creative and unique ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

EVA said...

Darn blogger eating posts - again?! Hasn't happened to me for a while but it has. This one is great and I love the finished paintings. Hope the display goes well and that they ind great new homes.

Very beautiful paintings!

Christine said...

what a wonderful collection, I love them all together!

Helen Campbell said...

Oh my goodness! What a funny story. I'd like to say there was some strange blog land blurp in the air... I came back to a blank page after "scheduling" a post last week also, so firmly believe it wasn't you, it was the blurp. As to the packing, as my hubby says, there are stores if we forget something important. :)
Your paintings are fabulous, and I so wish I was close enough to come see them in person.
Have a wonderful Easter!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Actually I found this post quite amusing and the Art work quite fun and whimsical. If the other was more so then we missed a treat. :) I love your header painting too. Happy PPF and thanks for the comment on my blog.

Debbie said...

Beautiful artwork, and hilarious post! 'Love them both so much.

Anonymous said...

Your display at the Collective Store is great! Sorry to hear about your missing post, but this one is just as fun to read. Have a wonderful holiday! Happy Easter and PPF. :-)

kat said...

Hello Tracey, your tea cups and pot are so great! What a collection, it just all makes me feel like brewing a pot of tea. I love your work! Relax and enjoy your Easter week-end with a good cup of tea and a scrumptious piece of chocolate.

Lindsay said...

This is amazingly beautiful. I love the way you draw and combine different blue tones.

Anne Manda said...

Awesome paintings, love love love them! <3 <3 <3 Thank you for the hilarious post, too! Wishing you a happy Easter and happy PPF!

WrightStuff said...

You know what... I woke myself up laughing the other day... must have been reading your missing blog post!!

Sigh... your art looks so amazing all displayed like this. Almost makes me want to run downstairs and put the kettle on. Almost... I have a glass of wine here instead!

Nora MacPhail said...

Wonderful series. I like your turquoise palette.

Marji said...

Tea is such a great topic and I really love your series. i especially love the colors and the way the paintings wrap around the sides. Brilliant! Happy PPF.

Victoria said...

Wow..these are all so gorgeous..I love your art..teacups and dazzling and always charming! They all look wonderful!
Shine on!!You are fabulous

pauline said...

oh Tracey, just what i needed. A good laugh AND beautiful blue paintings... You so rock. :-) xoxo

sandra de said...

Gorgeous tea cups and I think your replacement post is just as hilarious as the almost scheduled post. Have a lovely holiday.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, well of course those toe clipping thingies are much more important! if your lost post was more hilarious than this one, i think you need to apply as a script writer in a comedy show.
i love your pile of tea cups painting and they all look so nice together. happy Easter!

Unknown said...

Oh how amazing Tracey!!!! I love seeing all of your paintings like always make me smile when I come by!!! Thank you for that!!!

Wishing you and yours a Blessed Easter.....

Unknown said...

Better to have a post floating about there somewhere than a painting .... Great job meeting your deadline!! You do beautiful work!

Virtual Boy said...

How awesome to see your paintings like this~ Such beautiful work!

// -T.W-

Unknown said...

Loved reading your post!!
And great art!

Unknown said...

You computer geek you... love your canvases... magnificent darling... I will email you off shopping all day with my girlies... my eldest is going to want to drive us there....ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Valium anyone... :) Please fasten seat belts before take off, we are expecting turbulence.... :)

Geckostone said...

Excellent paintings and your post still made me giggle out loud, ( is that gol?), Have fun! Deb

Lesley Edmonds said...

Your posts always make me smile and this was no exception. I'll let you know if your run away post shows up lol!!
Love all of these tea themed pictures. I think my favourite has to be the stacked teacups - LOVE IT!!!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Ohh your tea painting are just delightful. I love how the one wraps around the side. You are truly a wonderful talent! Happy PPF!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

This post IS incredibly amusing. :D
Wonderful group for display.

Teri said...

You had me giggling from the first paragraph so I can't imagine what I missed. Love your art.

Happy Easter

carlarey said...

Oh, don't you hate it when you are feeling so smugly satisfied and then find out that you completely arsed something up?

Love all your new paintings, and your "unfunny" post had me giggling as well.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh, Tracey, I'm glad I'm not the only one who's lost a post. :) I thought this post was fun though...and I absolutely LOVE seeing so many photos of your works and paintings grouped together!
You are so talented!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Liz Powley said...

Some truly stunning work and congrats on the exhibition/display. Sorry about the last minuteness,I too am prone to that kind of drama and it hurts every time :D


HeARTworks said...

A wonderful collection of paintings! Delightful really when hanging together! I've never done a scheduled post myself so I can't claim I can do a better job! Patsy from

Unknown said...

I just love these canvases. lovely shades of blue.. Your post made me smile!!


Pam Tucker said...

Great post! Still giggling... And your work is just gorgeous! LOVE those colors. So beautifully displayed!

Molly said...

these look fantastic. i absolutely love tea cups to start with, but yours always look so brightly covered and a bit tipsy and they make me want to drink tea all day long, just to have such a pretty cup sitting on my desk! what a beautiful display to see them all together!

it's always great to check in on your page and see that you've been creating enticing paintings of chocolate or art supplies, but my smile always gets wider when you come back to those beautiful blue stacked tea cups! ;-)

Terrie said...

Welcome home from vacation (holiday)! Your canvases are FAB and make such an excellent collection. Sorry to have missed your hilarious post, but inspiration may hit again at any time.... Send some of that summer heat here (Seattle); I'm tired of the cold damp.

Carola Bartz said...

Your paintings are fantastic! I love the colors, the blue is gorgeous.

Alicia C said...

Eeeh what an awesome show!!! Great canvases and fun different sizes! Losing a whole blog post is exactly the sort of thing that would make me jump out a window!