There is this moment in time when you have finished a piece of art. No matter what medium you are using, you stand back, you make yourself put the brush down, the paint dries and you just know that it is as it should be. Sometimes I ruin a piece that absolutely moves my soul by simply adding a little more of this or that. Not the case with, “Serendipitous”.
I stared at this piece for about four weeks. My hands wanted to paint and add more to this piece. Today I decided to bake. I am NOT a baker. Just ask my kids. I can cook a meal better than most but baking not so much. I made banana muffins and forget to put the oil in. They had a rubbery texture. Then I decided to bake a Blueberry Buckle. I cannot say I have ever even thought those words let alone bake this. I found a recipe. After the muffin fail I thought I was warmed up. Nope that was a fail, too. Because again, I forgot to put the oil in.
As I thought of this piece of art I landed on the fact that I loved it as it is. Two failed baking attempts and I looked at this piece and could not figure out what to name it. Naming is always the hardest part for me.
My daughter called this afternoon. She was sharing some exciting news from the day. Chit-chatting away she mentioned her aunt’s, “Blueberry Buckle”. I laughed at the sound of those two words rolling off her tongue. I said, “How serendipitous that you would tell me this as I just made my first blueberry buckle”. To which she laughed as she knows well that her mother does not bake. As we giggled over this I then new the name of this piece. In writing this it really should be named, “Blueberry Buckle” but then I would expect to be looking at beautiful painted blueberries.
“Serendipitous” is a piece that I actually get lost in. It was a bigger challenge than I expected as I wanted to blend some colors that do not always go together. I was inspired to paint this piece after visiting a home interiors showroom. I kind of made the room display my client. Asking myself could I paint with colors that would bring this room together. I want to be able to paint custom pieces for showrooms and rather waiting for the first opportunity I am creating the challenges and experience ahead of time. One thing I love is finding rooms to drop the art pieces in so everyone can see all the ways in which art improves the look of your room.
“Serendipitous” can be customer sized, framed or unframed in a beautiful Gallery Wrapped Canvas.
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