Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Cup for the Road"

2"x3" acrylic on canvas (itty bitty)
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Oh, my day got away from me today! I went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and spent time in the library checking out a book I'm curious about. I got to the museum at 11AM when they opened but the library didn't open until 2PM! Oh, I couldn't just leave, so I wandered and wondered around the general exhibit. I think I may have accidentally gotten into one that you're suppose to pay for, but I didn't know until I tried another room and was asked for a ticket... oops! All good.

About 1PM I decided I better get to the studio and get a cup painted, but before I left the museum I decided to get the library hours so I could look at the book another time. I took out my camera phone and was photographing the hours that were posted on the glass door, when I had a couple people ask if they could help me. My guess is it had something to do with security, what do you think? Well, the best thing happened! The librarian let me in early and got the book for me to look at! Wow! I love that place. When I open the cover, inside was a sticker that said the book belongs to the Herron School of Art Library. Wow again, I went to art school at Herron and I loved that library so full of art books. I could spend hours there and at the time I could check out the books. Now the library is no longer there, but now I know where the books are! Even if I can't check them out of the library, at least I can still read and enjoy them! Life really is good.

Enjoy your coffee!

-jM

10 comments:

leigh said...

hmmmm....coffeecup taking a different direction, and so is the narrative. i like it! all of it.

JanettMarie said...

I'm not sure, I may be too chatty here...

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

way cool story! love the painting - so very modern arty!

Nora MacPhail said...

Awesome! I love this painting. Very funky!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I enjoyed the story about the library...sounds like such a fun day. I love your little cup paintings. Those coffee cups are so charming!

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your sweet comment on my sister painting.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Me again JanettMarie...is that what you like to be called? I was scrolling through your earlier posts and I just love Planning the Future and The Journey Begins. What kind of ink is that? I've seen ink in other works and I love the look it adds. I almost bought some at Michael's the other day, but did not know what to get or even how to use it. Looking at your beautiful pieces makes me want to go get some ink today...I work in acrylics mostly. Lovely lovely!

Page Railsback said...

LOVE this..lose and cool..How can you paint so teeny tiny?

Bonnie Fillenwarth said...

I wish they would let you check out books at the IMA library, kind of makes it not a library.

Bonnie Heather said...

i like this cup... don't forget to bring it along.

JanettMarie said...

Thanks for all the comments today Bonnie,
Nice to hear from you, thanks for the smile you put on my face!