Wednesday, November 11, 2015

It's Always Something...

Acrylics, paper, pastels on stretched canvas, 10 x 10 inches
This is the third piece I did a couple weeks ago in a little series.  I like it the least of the three although it still engages me.  I did it on Hallowe'en; kind of looks like I might have.  The first piece is here, and second here.

My main studio table collapsed on Monday morning, for the second time in a few months, this time not to be fixed again.  I've got a real, workbench-type table on order and I'll take delivery on Tuesday, November 24.  So, no painting for a couple weeks.

I suppose it's part and parcel of my previously semi-nomadic lifestyle that such things as worktables and shelving units have frequently been jury-rigged, Rube Goldberg-type affairs.  Not too many steps above bricks-and-boards, like we all used in college. 

Such was my big worktable:  2 Black & Decker plastic (vinyl?) adjustable-height sawhorses, on which sat a 24x80" hollow-core door, on which sat a 36x84" piece of 1/2" plywood, on which sat my shelves, themselves constructed of plastic crates with 1x10" lengths of wood.  Well, the shelves will be the same in future, but they'll sit on a sturdy, heavy-duty, steel table with adjustable-height surface, the surface being 1-1/4" formica laminate, the table able to bear 1600 pounds.  This puppy isn't going to collapse.

I wouldn't mind having a real shelving unit on the other side of the room.  What's there now is a grid-panel unit I built out of flat grid panels and plastic connectors, 4- 14x14" cubes across and 3 down.  It's kinda wobbly, although it has its advantages.  It's actually just fine for now.  Maybe when I move I'll replace it; maybe not.  

Okay.  The winner of last week's 2-painting giveaway has been notified.  Thanks to those who entered.

This week's giveaway is a set of three ATC's (artist trading cards) that I made a while back.  These are 2-1/2 x 3-1/2" each.

To enter the drawing, either leave me an email here, or include your email address in the body of your comment to this post.  I'll do a drawing on Wednesday November 18 and I'll email the winner directly.  Don't hesitate to enter; your chances of winning are excellent.

Have a great week.  Blessings.


Jeannie said...

I really like your Halloween piece. The colors really speak to me, as do the design elements. I had to laugh at your description of your work table. I used one similar, including the B&D sawhorses. When I got the cottage, we lucked out. The high school was redoing the Home Ec. rooms, and I got a huge, butcher block table with drawers. Now, it takes 3 football players to move the damn thing, but I don't have to worry about it falling down. LOL! (I broke down and got a gmail account so I could comment on your blog. I hope this works! I miss you!) xo

jacki long said...

Nice work and I look forward to more when you get your new table.
I love your idea of a giveaway! Would it be okay if I copied your idea and had a giveaway every once in a while? If so, I'll call it the "Connie Rose" giveaway, sounds good to me and I can link it to your blog? If not, I'll be stuck with my ever-growing supply of stuff! ;op

Unknown said...

Hi, Connie, I would love to win your ATCs. I have a friend (who is another participant in John Arbuckle's garage gang,who is really into insects and I would love to surprise her with this. Thanks....and good luck with your new table. Sounds like it will be great.


Jan said...

I love these 3 ATCs--please enter me in your drawing! You know me--Jan at The Clamshell.

Your new worktable sounds fantastic.


jenclair said...

Love the Halloween piece and the ATCs, too! Enjoy your new table when it comes!

Meg said...

Pick me, pick me, I was just looking at an old one you sent me before.

Unknown said...

Mind giving a link to your new work table? I know someone in the market for one....

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I like all three in this series. I'm seeing your letters in this one are in the flow of the images and for me gives off a nice sense of harmony.
Your worktable sounds like a gem!