08 December 2008

crunch time

6x6 oil on board

My Christmas themed paintings will be ready around Easter. I could never be an elementary school teacher. I would fail miserably at the whole bulletin board thing. Mine would be hopelessly out of date, with the wrong seasonal border, and last years students' work.

Do you ever have that dream in which it's Christmas Eve, and you haven't purchased a single gift? It's a holiday version of the actor's nightmare I guess. Oh yeah, I have that one too.

One year, I was in the queue at a dept. store, and the cashier used the public address system to call for assistance from someone in the seasonal department. "Christmas, dial 9. Christmas, dial 9." In half a minute, the cashier decided she no longer needed assistance, so she called, "Cancel Christmas." Weren't we surprised!

I had better get a move on. I have so much to do. If I don't get something accomplished soon, we'll need to cancel Christmas.

Happy Christmas John


http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Very enjoyable post and lovely painting to illustrate the season.

Dianne Mize said...

I like the rich colors in your vegetarian Christmas ornament painting.

Well, what if we just postpone Christmas. That would work at my house, and might be entirely necessary if I, too, don't get my butt in gear.

Fun post.

Dianne Mize said...

Well, Dar. I just realized that it was you, not Diana, who left the question on my Compose blog. I had a bit of a brain ---t there. Thanks for asking--it gave me a fun topic to explore. My apologies for getting confused.

Dar Presto said...

No problem, Dianne. I'm so happy you created that blog.
You have me laughing about the vegetarian ornament.

Thanks Bill. It's the season of love, shopping, and ornaments that represent fake German traditions.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Dar, I'm ready for another ornament painting. It doesn't have to be big. To hell with shopping, those guys can wait for the after Christmas sales.

Sheila Vaughan said...

I think this one is very special Dar, it's that combination of green and rust, beautifully subtle harmony here. Love the story too! I have on occasion been called Scrooge by my family for trying to "cancel" christmas!

Dar Presto said...

Sheila, thanks so much.

Bill, I'm not neglecting you, but I am neglecting the easel. There is a week-old, half-painting on it.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Dar - are you still out in the kitchen baking? You are going to get so fat people will think you are backing up when your beeper goes off.

PS - send me some cookies, we can grow larger together.

Merry Christmas!!!

Dar Presto said...

I burned off the cookie calories by doing a bit of home repair. I wonder if Santa is bringing me power tools or painting supplies?
Merry Christmas!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Happy New Year, Dar.


Dar Presto said...

A Happy New Year to you as well!
My only resolution is to paint more often next year.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Dar, your resolution has apparently gone down the toilet already. Or are you just not sharing the multitude of new work?

Dar Presto said...

Right, Bill, you've given me an idea. I keep books in the bathroom to encourage good reading habits. I can put an easel, or poochade, in there too.