Split Thinking

Today I had the house to myself
(except for the dogs, which is the usual).
No other humans because everyone had
somewhere else to go, except me, yippee…

I had a date, a date with the paint.
I cut, I ripped, I pasted(as all good
keeper’s of the paste should),I wove
and I painted. I worked on multiple
things at once, moving pieces around
the kitchen counter to dry like a
pinwheel in the wind.

I used brushes, old plastic cards,
the palette knife and my hands.
Moved paint around, smushed fingerprints
in, slapped glitter on.

I haven’t had this much time and this
much fun in eight weeks.  Even the dogs
cooperated, all seven of them, napping
frequently and expecting less.

The gods were kind, the muses visited
briefly and wily coyote left a telltale
trail.  Even the hawks serenaded me
while I played.

Split thinking my brain going off
in so many directions, I’ll share this one.

19 Responses to “Split Thinking”

  1. Jensters August 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    How lovely to have a day to yourself….stunning colours on your art piece Corrine x

  2. Mrs Moen August 15, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    That is one glorious piece of art, Corrine! You can never go wrong with oranges and purples, can you.
    An alone-day sounds perfect, and you have put those hours into impressing productivity. I'm afraid I would find myself staring at the TV if I should get a few hours alone…

  3. http://truutske.blogspot.com/ August 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Love this fantastic creation with the beautiful colors.

  4. Snap August 15, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Really loving your woven pieces!

  5. lyle August 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    that looks great! keep on!isnt it fun to be alone sometimes?

  6. Steph August 16, 2010 at 1:49 am #

    Corrine, I'm breathless!!! this is stunning work!!!

  7. Denise Scaramai August 16, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    Corrine, what a great time!
    you are yourself!
    creating happy and light as the wind!
    the forces of nature conspire in your favor …
    and the result is there!
    a work super interesting, joyous and memorable!
    thanks for sharing! 😉

  8. The Itsy Bitsy Spill August 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    it is so wonderful to have the place all to your self. Right I'm all by my lonesome. My hubby is away this morning and I am here catching up on things. No noise no talking just me and the cat sitting on my table napping away. I could here his soft snore and the birds out side. It's raining and gloomy and it's perfect so quiet!

    Love your post and your poerty is lovely I love love your poetry!

  9. Seth August 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Gorgeous, colorful piece. And isn't amazing just to have that much time to devote to creating!

  10. Deborah August 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    Spectacular! I think this is one of my favorite pieces.

  11. NuminosityBeads August 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    I had a comment all written up for you yesterday but the dial-up gods rejected it.
    back for a revisit today-
    It wasn't until I noticed the clothespins that I realized the scale of the hanging piece. I thought it was quilt-sized at first!

    T I M E ….S P A C E…..P A I N T = B L I S S !

    I'm back to sharing days at home with my husband since his work has ended for the season, a bit of an adjustment as he seems to have ideas as to how I should be spending my day! 🙂 Luckily he'll be hunting soon and I'll be left to my artistic devices again.
    xoxo Kim

  12. Working with cloth August 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    Corrine WOW this is gorgeous I can you had a great time making this wonderful piece, love all the colors.

  13. Marilyn Rock August 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Oh; this is amazing! I love the weaving and the colors – just gorgeous! Time for yourself to breathe and create so beautifully! xxoo

  14. Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives August 17, 2010 at 2:40 am #

    This is a flaming success with brilliant colors… you have bloomed gloriously! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  15. Victoria August 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm #


  16. angel August 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    sounds like a fabulous way to spend a day with yourself! Love the work that came out of it…

  17. LOVE STITCHING RED August 18, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    Absolutely stunning!
    You've placed your pieces perfectly :o)

  18. Heloise August 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Stunning!. I am enjoying looking at all your current work. I want to get my paints out each time I look at your blog.

  19. Lorraine August 19, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    love the colours and grunginess

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