Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Little bits of progress...
I have been working as much as possible the past couple of days. And, as you can see, there was some time to work, but not enough to make great leaps of progress. My goal for the week on the tapestry is to reach the bottom of the duck's neck at the very least by the end of this week. Get moving, lady!
I also began the painting for the Haiti exhibit, "Mourning News." I gessoed the newspaper to the canvas, then gessoed the areas for the plate and the cup. I have a goodly bit done on the cup, but have just started working on the plate. I hope to get more done on it today, as well.
In the meantime, Booker continues to need about the same supervision as a toddler would need. I started some chili yesterday afternoon, then went to the studio to sneak in some more work, hoping he would be good. In a few minutes, he turned up at the studio door with the can opener in his mouth. I guess I had left it on the counter. He loves to jump up and check out what I've left 'for him' on the counter (which we forbid, but...). I think maybe he brought it to me as a message that he's pretty sure that what comes out of cans would be better than his dry Puppy Chow!
Actually, I think I have inadvertently trained this bad behavior... When he gets something he shouldn't have, I tell him to 'drop it' and 'leave it', then when he obeys, he gets a treat. So he has learned that, if he wants a treat when I'm otherwise occupied, all he has to do is to find and bring me some forbidden item. He is too smart for my own good. And, as far as progress goes in our Booker training, I'm not sure this is it!