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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Marilyn on My Mind

I woke up this morning with an image of Norma Jean-buxom and beautiful, laughing and teasing the camera, eyes closed in ecstasy with the joy of the moment-perfectly framed in my mind. I dreamed last night that I was painting her. Wifester checked in from the bedroom asking "Whatcha doing there, love?" to which I replied "reviving Marilyn, dear."
It was simple, and matter of fact, just like that, and that's how I woke up.
I knew as soon as my eyes opened what had to be done.
I set out to accomplish my mission, it's Sunday, I've finished my paper for school, and I've completed my tests for the week, today is mine all mine.
I brewed my second favorite nectar of life. Gevalia French Vanilla coffee. Second only to Gevalia's Mocha Java. I turned on some mood music. To evoke the right feeling, the proper mood, I listened to Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin.
I gathered up my paints, brushes, glue, and newspaper, and I created this:

You can visit more photos of Marilyn at my art blog, here

12 cookies cracked:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...


Anndi said...


Karen said...

That is really amazing.

g-man said...

Wow, that totally rocks. I love the texture and how it flows into her dress.

Fortune Cookies said...

gary- YAY!

Anndi - thanks!

Karen - muchas gracias!

gman - I've been learning this new texture technique. I like it. Thanks so much!

fiwa said...

That is gorgeous!
Isn't Gevalia coffee the best?

Real Live Lesbian said...

WO!!!! I'm lovin' that texture!

tt said...

Fabulous dahling!!!!

Tink said...

I love the use of real beads!

Janet said...

beautiful work!!! I love her expression, so happy :-)

Newt said...

That is awesome. What a great painting!!!!!!

And Gevalia coffee is the best. Hubster keeps wanting to cancel my delivery but I told him he could take away my shoe buying before I will part with the coffee.

Fortune Cookies said...

fiwa - gevalia is my drug of choice these days.
And thank you!

RLL - I can't stop with the texture technique we learned! I'm so glad you took me to that class!

tt - why, thank you dahling!

Tink - they are special beads too, from my great aunt. I think they give her a nice feel.

Janet - thanks! that's just the expression I envisioned in my dream. she was so lovely.

Newt - thank you!! Gevalia = crack in a cup. Wifester keeps wanting me to cancel my delivery too! I cut back on how often, but I will never go without. NEVER I say! NEVER!