Thursday, September 17, 2009

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning...

Oh, I am sure that you know how it goes. The house starts to get quiet. You think to yourself, "I might get some time to paint tonight!" You put your family to bed. Oldest daughter, snoring. Youngest daughter, tucked in bed and watching a cartoon. Hubby already asleep. Yes!

You sneak downstairs. You think about what favorite music/movie you want playing while you have your time. My choice was an old black and white...surely AMC or TMC would deliver. Nope. The best I could get was Cleopatra...the Elizabeth Taylor one. I'll take it!

Then...all hope vanishes. Just as you get the primer on your surface, down comes hubby. The commotion of that makes Madeline curious and she's out of bed now too...into my paints and all excited. "Is it time to paint, Mommy?!" No's after 10 o'clock...back to bed....both of you!

Maddie is so excited that she can't sleep. I lay with her and hubby in our bed, hoping they both fall asleep before I do so I can sneak back downstairs to play.

Well friends...I made it! I will pay for it tomorrow I am sure. At first I was just going to paint until midnight, but I only got to start at 11pm instead of 10, so when I saw that it was 5 minutes past my deadline, I shrugged it off. How much longer would I be, anyway?

Yeah...okay, so now it is 2:15am!! I got lost...never looked up at the clock after that. I painted feathers...why would anyone ever think to look at the clock when they are painting feathers?! :)

I knew YOU would understand. And that is why I am staying up even later to share the result of that quiet place I snuck away to. Because you get it!

A while back, I posted this sketch on my facebook...I couldn't wait to paint her. She is a wallflower. A young woman at a ball in a Victorian Village who is too shy to dance. But oh, does she love to watch the taffeta and lace twirl this way and that. She is a Victorian Villager. More on that to come! Oh! And you must know...that after I took the photos, I realized that she didn't quite match my sketch. The girl in the sketch had hair more appropriate for a ball...a bit high. I like her better know...these people I create live in my "world," and in my world, no one has to have flat hair! Plus, it makes me want to go out and buy a bump-it!
That's all for now...when you are reading this, I will probably be sleeping in. That is, unless Madeline still wants to paint!

Thank you for your visit and sweet dreams!


Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Mere! Wonderful post! I know exactly how you feel. I create more in the wee hours as well. There's something so freeing about it when you feel you and your imagination are only at play. Your Victorian Villager is lovely! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Lisa :)

MagicMarkingsArt said...

Mere, your work is luscious - no wonder your daughter wants to get in there and paint with you! Hope today finds you awake and back at your paints.

Diane Duda said...

she's beautiful! now get some sleep!

mystele said...

my favorite. totally.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

She's just beautiful Mere!

Janet said...

I came by after seeing your name on Mystele's site....we're going to be classmates! I'm so excited.

Your Victorian lady is beautiful! I doubt that she will be a wallflower. Some handsome rogue will sweep her up and away they'll dance.

slommler said...

She is fabulous!!! My granddaughters' bought the bump it and love them! Here's to more magical late night painting sessions with out interruptions. LOL!

Anonymous said...

She's lovely. Her hair is perfect. Gotta see more.... ~PJ