Tuesday

New abstract painting

8" x 10" mixed media acrylic painting on masonite

The last few days have been a nightmare of gathering, sorting, organizing and calculating our receipts in preparation for our trip to the tax preparer. This is so not my favorite time of year. We don't just dump the receipts on her (we can hardly figure it out ourselves after a years' worth of gathering paperwork, so how could she make sense of it?) We have to make sure everything is all tidied up and put into the proper categories so she can put the numbers into the program that spits out our return. We pretty much know what our taxes will be, but she is kind of a sanity check to make sure we don't make any huge mistakes. With four rentals, it seems to get harder each year. Why is it we can put a man on the moon, but we can't find a way to simplify the tax code so millions of people don't have to go through this ordeal every year?

After all that (still unfinished business) I just had to get away from the computer and into the art room and muss up my hands with paint. This painting is an experiment in "recycled" art that's been laying around for a while. I put some eggshells into it just to see what would happen. I kind of wished I had more shells, but since I try to limit us to two at a time due to cholesterol (with Eggbeaters thrown in for good measure) and I'm not real great about planning ahead, this was all I had. However, I do have a bag of lint from the dryer waiting in the wings for my next brain storm LOL.

2 comments:

Sheila said...

Oh Gayle, I'm so glad you dropped by Art for the Animals because I've been looking for an abstract acrylic artist to follow. I love your work and want to delve into this area. hugs!

Gayle said...

Thank you for such a nice compliment. I'm looking forward to doing more for animals also--I've put on my thinking cap and doing some research.