Thursday, November 29, 2007

Blackberry Dance Tart


Oh, it lists to the left. An irony or just a function of left-handedness? And it dances. Which is so much more important. Got a blog this morning short and sweet from Seth Godin. About enthusiasm. My early mentor in art business, Famous Amos, yep, once said that his most important ingredient is enthusiasm. That and a bang up delicious cookie. And he made it. He made it so well that he was gobbled up and made superfluous to the making of the cookies...I kid you not. It happened to Al Copeland too. Popeye's. His baby. No matter the tacky garish taste this guy has, he makes good chicken. Well until he was gobbled up by the conglomerates and spit out like a spindly wishbone. So me being me this morning, I am looking at all this enthusiasm spewing from my brush and these nifty little paintings and thinking...well, it's a good thing these come out one by one. I am toooo small to be gobbled up by the art conglomerati...of no significance really, just enthusiastic as heck....(Phone rings) What? Jeff Koons calling? Wants to offer me a deal???? But I don't paint in silver??? That much , Hmm.....See dilemmas...Gobble, gobble so easily.....Just kidding, but now that silver coated tart is almost real, I have imagined it.....what if it is inflatable too....art and money, a dance in its own rite...today, I make the best of berries, let them dance. Show my enthusiasm. Keep the world at bay,yet ironically invite the entire world in...ahh, but it is almost time. Time to get back to the big work...add the zeroes on...I must buy paint and get my stuff, the stuff that did survive...reality intrudes..begin anew the gallery search...monetize my site....ugh...You can see why these berries dancing hold my fascination...they are at the core of what I do. They are a performance on a little scale. The very essence distilled... enthusiastically. Magic exploration. And I love them. So they will stay. We' ll find a way to integrate..and monetize as well...you see, it's not all transport and pigment is it? But it is enthusiasm.

3 comments:

Ms. Artmaker said...

Janice
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your paintings so much! I don't even like desserts all that much but after seeing yours, they look even better than the real thing!! I am keeping my eye on your ebay auctions for sure. Approximately how many days does the painting go from your blog to the auction?

Janice C. Cartier said...

Ms artmaker...thanks so much. I paint, list, then post. The blog is just a tad behind the auctions at this moment. ( I doubled the volume of painting in October)! Trying to catch up! The auction click will get you there. I just checked out your TLC kids!!!!! Hit close to my heart there! Way fun!
All best, Jan

Anonymous said...

Dancing berries...
Dancing words...
I'm spinning like a top
A topless berry..?

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