Sunday, 19 May 2013

Blue digits ...


It is a bit of a rare occurrence
but not only did I get a couple of the 5 squillion unfinished drawings painted
but I also don't have much to say
shocking isn't it ... me with not much to say
you never thought you would see the day did you


part of the reason I have so little to say
is because out of nowhere wintery weather has arrived
I am strictly a warm weather creature
which means at the first hint of cool weather
I completely freak out and need to take to my bed with extra blankets and hot water bottles
I am truly that much of a wuss


So as my shaking and slightly blue hands are typing this
in fact I think my fingers are in fact the exact blue of these brushes
I am madly thinking of moving even further north than we live
and wondering how I am going to get my poor frozen digits to grip a paint brush
while considering if I need a heater in the studio
or if I could paint in one of those blanket things with sleeves
which I am starting to think may be a bit of pure genius to be honest


It is possibly quite lucky that I got some work finished off
because I may need a week or two to adjust
or come up with a heating solution
and while I wish that I could blame the cold for the lack of creative subject matter
that led to two separate paintings of water-well brushes
I have to say I drew them both up on days when it was much toastier
and in fact are the result of having the same half lame idea on different days
my memory is in that sad a state




Add this poor mental state to the cold and who knows what you may be in for in coming weeks
now I know some of you are shaking your heads and snorting that I am so lily livered
especially given the fact that the weather I am complaining about this morning was 8 C / 46 F and it is now a shiver inducing 17C / 63F
but it all a matter of context and around here this qualifies as half frozen

So I am going to take my shivering pathetic self and swathe it in a million blankets
happy Sunday Sketches everyone...xx

PS Stillman & Birn have shared my Chilli peppers over on their facebook page and their blog
which makes up for the horrid cold and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy
here are the links if you are interested...xx


My last two post links are here...


34 comments:

Laurie said...

come now Tracy, 8 degrees is tropical in my part of Canada, I tell what you need to do.You need to come stay with me in Canada and I will toughen you up to the cold!
Love the blue painting!!!!

Rita said...

LOL! My folks retired to Florida and have become total wusses to the cold anymore, despite living all their previous years in Minnesota. We tease them about their thin blood. Yes, it's all in context of what you're used to. After our long cold winter people were donning shorts when it was 46 degrees--but complain about it in the fall as being too darn cold. I think you need a heater in your studio. ;)

Neesie said...

If 17 degrees is freezing in your book I now know you'll never visit me when I'm back in the UK.
Now promise me if you do decide to get yourself a onesie that you'll be sure to let us all see! ;D
Even with frozen digits your paintings are brilliant.
Keep cosy xoxo

Cynthia Garner said...

LOl..... coming from winters of -35°C with the windchill, i have nothing to say about your 17°C.....LOL....glad to see the creative juices aren't frozen.....

:)
Blessings,
Cynthia♥

Gloria said...

wait a minute...I thought you had nothing to say! If it is not like our -23 F degrees we had a couple of times, I don't want to hear a word!!! However, since we are starting Summer here in the Chicago area I must confess I don't go outside once it hits 80 degrees F. I get crabby and can't sleep at night if it is over about 72 degrees F in the house, so big AC bill! But I love your blue waterpens...all of them.

Zafaran said...

Oh my god! It must be so cold! In my place, South India, it's so freaking hot that it is driving people mad!
I love your blue paintings! :-)

Dawn said...

Me too. When I am cold I am useless. but despite you having nothing to say you didn't do a bad job lol. Get a heater we need to see more of your lovely work Dxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Gorgeous blue paintings despite ypu're being frozen to the core. "Pooor Tracey.......Big Ahhh everyone!"
"Oh darn, I just dropped that violin! Now I need to find my magnifying glass to find it!" lmao...:D :D

Anne Manda said...

Love your blue pens, that blue - so lovely and fresh! <3

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the blue pens, enjoy the cold weather! Valerie

Nic McLean said...

Ha! you'll forgive my lack of sympathy at your 'cold' weather - that's positively balmy round these parts! It's technically spring verging on summer over here and yet I still have to wear hats, gloves, scarf and even ear muffs when I take the dogs to the beach! sob! Love the blue pens though!

HollyM said...

Similar problem here. It's spring but it was about 8 C yesterday.17 would be heavenly! I'm like another reader. If it gets over 25c I can't move. Funny how we adapt.
I like how you will draw anything!

Debbie said...

I completely understand, as I live in South Carolina, and as soon as the temps dip below 70, I'm freezing too, and wrapped up in sweaters and blankets! You did really great sketches, even with the blizzard going on over there! Happy SS!

Ginny said...

I definitely think a heater is in order. No sense letting those talented fingers hurt even a little. Cold or not your sketches are beautiful. Hope it warms up for you.

A Creative Harbor said...

Well despite being cold, you managed to create great artwork and congrats on the place displaying your artwork ~ Happy Sunday ^_^

Tam Hess said...

With nothing to say you still make me giggle! I am also very terrible when it's cold. BUT hungry and I feel like I'm living in an apocalyptic nightmare! Hugs, LOVE your work!!

Lynn Cohen said...

Oh my, anything in the 60's is considered mild here in Sunny California. I suppose our high of 69 might be warm enough for you? No? I sat out in my pjs on the patio eating my porriage! (mush here)...steel oats/coconut milk/water/pecans/banana/blueberries/hemp & flax seeds/tsp of maple syrup/cinimmon/ anyway there was a slight breeze, but sun shining on my garden and it felt good to be eating out in the fresh air. Hope you survive your "COLD" ... now 40 degrees F I agree is cold!
Lovely blue pens to match your blue degits.

Tammie Lee said...

yes get a heater
cashmere is light and warm - love cashmere!

lovely to see your sketchy paintings
get warm girl ;-)

Abby / Linda said...

I'm in Oregon and we had virtually no winter this year! Sorry! :) some years we get lots of rain and some snow and cold temps, but not this year! Anyway, Love your pens; also love anything TEA! Lovely!

lissa said...

wonderful sketches. I recommand fingerless gloves, they will keep your hands warm and your fingers free and you can get them in any type of material.

have a sweet day.

aimee said...

drink more tea! :)

sunday sketches? another challenge to check out!!

aimee said...

p.s. congrats on the FB feature! your drawings are so fabulous and I love seeing your talent recognized!

Alexandra said...

I just love your style of art. It's so refreshing. It makes me smile every time I see it. :) xx

~*~Patty S said...

sounds like perfect HOT tea drinking weather and nice warm soaks in the tub...funny we are still in spring, but I am NOT looking forward to hot and humid weather that we tend to have in the summer here in the Wash DC area ...

Love the blues you've used here...take care of those blue fingers and toes!
oxo

Christine said...

lovely paintings, sorry it got cold on you though!

Kim Andersen said...

Oh my goodness you are so funny! and you are definitely a wuss! we're having those same temperatures right now and it makes us break out short sleeve shirts and sandals :)

stay warm - and go ahead and get that heater - wuss :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Now I wish you-all people will keep your cold weather. For while we are unseasonable hot for May by Friday I will be joining you likewise under blanklets again LOL Hope it warms up a bit where you are.
Love the paintings.

Sandra Busby said...

I thought you said you didn't have much to say, lol! And as for the temperature - we haven't reached 17C over here yet this entire year! Well, maybe on one or two days, but mostly it has been single digits - so I am very envious of your weather... It sounds heavenly to me!
You seem to paint very well despite your frozen fingers! I LOVE your paintings - and how great that you got so many things done :0)

poppylocke said...

I fell in love with your blog as soon as your banner appeared! Lovely sketches!

Adrienne Smith said...

We're having the same weather... But it's supposed to be beginning of summer! Ack! Stupid weather. *sigh*. I am loving the paintings! :) <3 As always!

VonnyK said...

I have on fluffy socks, two jumpers and a jacket and I'm still freezing. Winter should be banned and it's only autumn!! I'm with you, nothing works in these temps, where is the sun?? I'm impressed that you were able to make such beautiful paintings whilst in a frozen solid state. Keep warm.
Luv Von.

NatashaMay said...

Fabulous illustrations! I have one of those brushes. Love it!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful, beautiful artworks. Your lines have such a feeling of elegance and your colors really light your art up. I would be cold too. I am definitely a cold wuss (I am also a too hot wuss, so my boyfriend says I am entirely made of wuss...). I think definitely a heater in the studio is in order. I know when my studio was in the basement (it was colder there then upstairs), it helped me to have a little space heater that I could use...

miz katie said...

haaa 63F?? lol You are soooo funny. I'm laughing out loud, and shaking my head at you. :D