Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Feeling Glamourous

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day! We went up to Thumb Butte for a hike. There was a hard way and an easier way and I decided we'd do the hard way. I just about died. lol We pushed Maddie in the stoller too! I'm not a hiker, but it felt great afterwards knowing I survived. :)

I painted this before we went up. The text I've been using lately is from a book set in th 1940's (my favorite time period!). It's very Casablanca-esque. It's done on a thick sided paper mache base. I ripped out one of the sentences that caught my eye and it gave me the idea for the painting.

"He still detained her, wishing she would look straight at him, so that he could really see her face."

Funny thing is on the hike I was wearing a big, floppy straw hat to shade me from the sun. The wind was blowing so hard that it was putting the hat in the same way as the painting. Guess what? It felt just as glamourous as I imagine a woman during the 40's felt. As glamourous as you can feel as your hiking up a dusty mountain with prickly pear everywhere dragging a stroller. lol

Afterwards, we went to an arts and crafts fair on the Courthouse Plaza in Prescott...just about my favorite place in the whole state. I did not want to come home.

So my question to you is, in this day and age, what do you do or what makes you feel glamourous? Time to get your glam on girls!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

You went to Thumb Butte??? Oh, I am so jealous! Six friends & I rented a house very near the Butte last October. It's a beautiful area & I'd love to be back there now!
And you were able to actually go to an arts & crafts festival at the Courthouse? We thought there was one the weekend we were there - there wasn't, but we had such fun browsing the shops, having lunch in town ... oh, I am envious!
Love the painting .. very pretty!

Lana said...

Good for you! I know that had to be hard work pushing that stroller & baby on your hike. I would have been huffing and puffing all the way, lol!

Great artwork Mere!

Carmen said...

I'm in love with your art. I mentioned you on my blog today. :)