Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather here is Wisconsin couldn't have been better so I spent as much time as I could in the outdoors. I am definitely going to miss being able to have breakfast and coffee outside once it gets colder but I guess snuggling under blankets has it's perks too. Speaking of coffee, I've been drinking a new one that I got during the Trader Joe's haul last week. The closest I come to a coffee snob is every time I've gone to Trader Joe's this summer I have tried a different coffee. To be honest I have liked them all but this one is definitely my favorite. I bought it for the sole reason that it is called the Bay Blend and has a picture of San Francisco's Bay Bridge on it and if I could live anywhere it would be there. Hopefully someday. Anyways, this all has absolutely nothing to do with the painting I made this week. I guess I just thought you should know about the "ultra dark roast" coffee I have been drinking in the morning that is delish, and that I really, really like San Francisco. Back to the painting. I have a new one for you this week and that is the real point of this post. I like this painting. It was fun to make and it felt good to create whatever I wanted. The past couple of weeks I had some parameters on what I was making so it was nice to have total freedom again.
While I still enjoyed adding little details and being a perfectionist while painting, I also appreciated this piece of wood for its imperfections. If you would like to know, this wood used to be part of a bird feeder. I bought it at thrift store, took it apart and sanded down the pieces so I could paint on them. I wasn't super thorough sanding this particular piece and it had a ton of nail holes but I loved the wood grain it had so I still used it.
Imperfections and flaws are some of the best things in life. Something I should probably remember when I am reminded that being perfect really is not attainable. Probably not coincidentally, my the "mistakes" in this painting are what I like best. The little grey dots of paint that fell into the the right eye socket. The slivers of wood that paint didn't reach. The two light grey half circles next to each other in the bottom left corner of the border because there was an uneven amount of them.
Those are my favorite parts. What do you think?