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nostalgia ...... heart string scrabble

i had a red background .... planned it for a monopoly board .... in the light of the new day it was too pink ..... so i added a hotter red, some brown glaze and some bits of yellow and orange ... well, then it was SO hot with not a titch of pinkness to it ...... so i did a brown lettering stencil to tone it down ...and then WHOOMP ... suddenly it did not go with the monopoly board that i was working on simultaneously .... oops .... but the good thing is i have LOADS of whonky stuff strewn about my studio ... so i just grabbed a scrabble board instead ..... and this is what i came up with ...... my original intention was to do something joyful ...... but i apparently have no J tile amids my 7000 scrabble tiles .... which is probably because my julia also goes by jj .... and with just one j per batch ....well .... no j, no joy .... and here we have a happy heart instead ..... still joyful.....just no j.....

 

all of this fits in well with my deadline painting group this month .... the deadline isn't until the 29th of october ..... but it never hurts to work ahead!! .....

 

my deadline topic is nostalgia .... and i have overwhelming nostalgia for games played with my family when i was a child .... i don't know that i ever was able to beat my brothers at scrabble or monopoly .... but we certainly did love playing ..... when i played with my grandmother, mormor, we'd put the scrabble board up on a lazy susan so you could always have a good study of the board when it was your turn ..... and i think once i could spell, she usually let me win ..... ah, nostalgia ......

 

..... three foot square canvas with acylics and scrabble ......

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Taken on October 9, 2007