Sunday, August 7, 2011


This little piece  (5x5 inches) was moments ago submitted by email, to the Carnegie Science Center here in Pittsburgh. They partnered with Donkin' Donuts for an art contest.
The theme was Above and Beyond Your Imagination. You were to capture what is above and beyond the Earth.
My little painting ( their idea not mine) is of a paper airplane flying in space.
I called it Paper Airplane Daydream. When you send a paper airplane off you always have such high hopes that it will sail beyond any other paper airplane in the history of paper airplanes.

I really struggled with this piece. I'm still not sure if I like it.
But the deadline loomed. Today is the last day for entries and the sun is going down.

One of the things I have been trying very hard to do is make myself hit deadlines. Even if the piece isn't very good I turn it in.
I find it is so easy to just let my work slide. Oh, I'll do the next challenge or get back to that half finished piece later.

Not that I don't drop the ball.

My little pink house did make it into the Cloth Paper Scissors
Home Sweet Home Challenge. I found out right before I went on vacation. Then forgot all about it.
It was to be in their office last week.
It's still sitting in my living room.
I guess I be sending off an apology email tomorrow.