Monday, April 20, 2009

No T.V.

A no watching t.v. update: It's taking over my life!

Since I stopped watching t.v. it's amazing how much I've done--and the interesting thing is that the momentum of getting stuff done makes me want to do more and the result is that without t.v. I'm busier than ever!

It was so cute--today Gooser said to me "Wow Mommy, not watching tv. has really paid off for you." Then he said he wasn't going to watch t.v so he could get more artwork done. SO cute!

As I write this, it's super late at night and I've got these babies:
baking in the oven. They're part of a sculpture in progress that should be finished soon.

I also did this guy:
Keep in mind that is my first oil painting ever except for the still life that we started in class last week--so, not too bad for a first try! So far, he's only taught us to paint with one color, hence the monochromatic thing.

I started a pink one too, but Pickle put her own special touch on it:
Those are the pitfalls of trying to paint with a two year old around! I fixed it though.

I did take time over the weekend to catch the HBO version of Grey Gardens which I have been desperately waiting for. It was fun because I watched it with my two "Grey Gardens friends"--we're equally obsessed! My friend came to the door in full Little Edie regalia--it was HILARIOUS. I would share a pic but I think she would kill me.

Anyway, the movie was excellent, though I wonder how someone who wasn't familiar with the documentary would like it--I think they probably would. The acting was incredible--I would be surprised if Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange didn't get Emmys.

Better check on the bunnies in the oven--also the stomach flu seems to have arrived at my house tonight via Andy. Noooooooo! Let's hope it doesn't make the rounds!



Ronda's Rants said...

I wondered if you would watch Grey Gardens...we gave up cable so I don't have HBO...first time I was a little sad about it!
I wacth a few shows...but mostly I started doing other things!
I love your Art work...very creative!

Rebecca Jo said...

cant wait to see what you do with all those bunnies!!!!

Yes - it seems no TV is really striking your creative gene in FULL FORCE!

And sigh... I dont have HBO... & I wanted to see Grey Gardens so badly! Hopefully it'll come out on DVD soon.

Missy said...

Jennifer you are so talented! I love the bunnies (paintings & the little ones)

I now need to try and catch that movie! I am curious about it now!

CaraBee said...

I so want to watch Grey Gardens but we don't have HBO. Sigh. Guess I'll have to wait for DVD.

Jenni Jiggety said...

We shall refer to this at you "Bunny period"..

I hope Andy is better and that it doesn't spread!

noble pig said...

Wow. You are so talented. I could never get a piece of clay or a canvas to look like anything but a blob or scratches on a board.

Susie said...

Those are neat pieces!!

Jen said...

I saw your tweet about bunnies in the oven and I was confused but now I am in formed. Good for you and still being without TV.

Allison said...

Loving all the art! Great job....I was thinking of you the other day when Grey Gardens premiered! Unfortunately, we don't have HBO, so I'll just have to wait until it comes out on DVD.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I'm loving the art! And so relieved that de hoppy didn't get cooked. Lol

Jen B. said...

Looks like you've been super busy! Hope Andy feels better soon & also that no one else ends up with it!

Ann said...

I don't have HBO so I'm waiting for this to come out on DVD.
I'm excited!

Becky said...

I watched Grey Gardens too. Now I am very interested in seeing the original documentary!

Karen said...

Those bunnies are cute...

We've been wtching less TV as well...kinda liberating !! :-)

Anonymous said...

I think you're amazing--you work with so many different media in your artwork! Plus, I barely watch TV at all (maybe an hour or two a week) and you don't see massive quantities of art and creative stuff pouring out of my house!