Monday, January 5, 2009

January Pink Sale

When I was married to Media Man, January was for the Pink Sale at Neiman Marcus and my birthday. All the holidays and New Year's hoopla done, nothing like wonderful luxury linens to get the year started right. I am smiling, you know there is more to me than that. But look at these gorgeous pink blooms. I could fall deeply into them for a while. They are now part of a challenge I have before me. To create a " Magical Botanical" painting for a competition. I am going with my pinks here.

Yes. Massive quantities of cobalt violets, and rose dore. The deadline is February 2. So I am very excited to be diving into diva like pinks, but that is only a part of the painting. And there are other large works to be done. So on this Monday, this Organizing Monday, I have my Year End Review completed, my things neatly organized, and a burning wish for the New Year. I want to nail some big paintings like I have never nailed them before.

And I might just glance at Neiman's Pink Sale for fun.


Kelly said...


Are you a Capricorn, too? How come I didn't know that? Happy birthday in advance!

I'm a big pink-hater, but back when I was doing "real" art before applied arts got me for good, one of my favorite sculptures I did was an enormous wooden rocking-anvil (yes, an anvil which an adult could get on and rock like a rocking horse), coated in Pepto-Bismol-pink.

'Course I was trying to say something about the sexism of male-dominated industry, so maybe that's just another example of my hating pink.

You go on and enjoy pink. I'll sit quietly.


My wish: that you nail those big works! Bold wish, you deserve to achieve it.



Janice C. Cartier said...

Aquarius. ;-)

One of my best girlfriends hates pink too. I like it, but in its lovely place. I actually had a conversation with the Friar about pink yesterday, gotta love that guy.
The anvil in pepto... how'd that go over?
Hey Happy New Year.

ParisBreakfasts said...

So it will be leaves of grass rather than leaves of pate brissee...hmmmm

Janice C. Cartier said...

Perhaps, I 'll find a way to incorporate the pate brissee....ooh I like that. But for now, my deadlines all involve the large stuff, which I hope to swim in luxuriously... in fact they will probably now be influenced by Laduree. Riche non? ;-)

Kelly said...

Well-received. I did installations, when I could, but anything the viewer could interact with. That one was interactive in a more compact package, which is good in its way.

I still have it, actually. It is a fabulous conversation starter at a party but it weighs a million pounds, so I have to get out of this apartment before it starts any more conversations. :)

A Brush with Color said...

Sounds exciting! I love the pinks you show here. Wow--your description is intoxicating! Can't wait to hear more. Keep us all posted. What day is your birthday? My son is the 9th, and Joe was the 4th. Happy Birthday, anyway!

Karen Swim said...

Happy Birthday in advance Janice! I'm a January baby too, and will be turning 45 shortly - whoo hoo! Like Kelly, I hate pink but the photo does make it look soft and luxurious. I have no doubt that you will nail those big paintings! I'm cheering for you and can't wait to hear all about it!

Gee, me, you and Kelly should have a virtual party. January is a big birthday month, who else is out there? :-)

Janice C. Cartier said...

January 31st for me. We should do a virtual party. All the handsome and beautiful , witty , charming , creative people would be there.. :-)
Kelly -Interactive?... of course it is... you are still doing those, only you're calling them businesses... We are so ourselves. LOL Cheers.
A Brush- I am loving the pinks for this piece. More coming.
Karen- Happy Birthday ! I love January. Like fine wine we are. Going to be a fun year.

Kelly said...


Very true (interactivity). Moving into design was the easiest swish. Nobody talks about my post-feminist commentary anymore, but I pay an occasional bill (which some do with fine arts, but I wasn't going to!). Pretty post-feminist of me.

Well, to all you January babies, happy happy (in advance).



Janice C. Cartier said...

Agreed. Very post feminism ... a performance piece every day. ;-)