Monday, June 11, 2007

Think, Think, Think

Between typical end of school year activities and the normal business of life, there hasn't been much (any) time to paint. And with everyone (the daughters) out of the house for a few days, I naturally assumed that there would be five days of painting to my heart's content.

Not so.

What happened?


People often ask how long it takes me to finish a painting. There's no one answer. Sometimes, like now, I dream of painting-literally, but schedules get whack and I just don't have the time. Does the whole thought process count in how long it takes? Because I think about painting, and think how to plan the next painting, and think how to re-work a painting ALL THE TIME....maybe a bit like Winnie-the-Pooh.

*“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”

"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."*

*A. A. Milne


mcoker said...

I love the quote! How incredibly true. I had no idea Pooh was so insightful :-)

Sarah Hazel said...

Winnie-the-Pooh is quite my favorite character from my childhood, and my daughter's childhoods. I've learned many things from Pooh, most after I became an adult, and read A. A. Milne's stories to my daughters.

Tricia said...

I love Pooh. I find myself laughing out loud, reading passages to Nate, and being thoughtful when I read the books. I can't wait to read them to Becca.

Hope you find time to paint soon.

Sarah Hazel said...

We started pretty early reading books *like Pooh* to our daughters.