It's time for some mid-week malarkey. We've got a ton of transitioning going on over here...baby boy is off to school, husband is off to start a new job. Except, wait...he's still here. That's right, he's working from home. Holy bumping into one another, batman! Fortunately, his new office and my studio are at opposite ends of the house. We can meet in the middle for lunch and a friendly (or not so friendly) game of backgammon. He now has the ultimate commute.
We are in the countdown until 30 Paintings in 30 Days begins on September 1st. Which means it is time to prep some substrate, clear the decks and get ready to double down on studio time! And choose a theme. Hmmmmm. Meanwhile, the fall and winter art calls are slamming into my in-box and someone had better figure out where she's going to be and when. Am I stressed out? Nope. The fun is just beginning.
Which brings me back to this painting. Full-on malarkey. Inspired by a video about rabbits hitchhiking on sheep (no, really! check it below) and an artist friend challenging me to paint it. Apparently, these characters were a little put out by posing for this scenario, which they called "a ridiculous stretch of the imagination" despite the video proof. If you've ever argued with a rabbit, you know how impossible they are. And don't get me started on grumpy sheep. But the really interesting thing about this story is that rabbits are considered pests in New Zealand and are being eradicated. The farmer thought these scrappy little wild ones were so ingenious, however, that they deserved to live so he let them surf on. Awwwww. Lucky rabbits.