Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ice Cream on the Sidewalk

Ice Cream on the Sidewalk, collage/acrylic on board, 5 x 7
Elizabeth W. Seaver

This is not the sad tale of ice cream on the sidewalk having gone splat, but the hopeful story of a cone on the move.  She's an assertive gal who, rather than waiting in a cold tub for the prospective ice cream aficionado to choose boring vanilla in a cup, dresses herself in chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and French vanilla and stands on the sidewalk, watching the world go by.  A strong cone, ice cream firmly in place.

Actually, I'm more of a cake and cookie person, and can usually pass a cone right by.  But other people make it look so good.  This particular panel with collage just needed an ice cream cone on it.  So it told me.  And so I painted.  

Bossy thing.

I am working like a fiend with three weeks to go until my show.  There's also plenty of stuff in the "must be done" category that is not nearly as much fun as painting...press release, advertisement, framing, etc.  

My awesome Sis' braved the scary world of on line printing to make my poster and post card.  They arrive within the week.  The show hangs June 7th.  

Everything will get done.  

I know it.

I have been up half the night making lists, the talisman which will insure it!

Thanks all of you who made such nice comments on my 200th post.  You truly enrich my life.  And I have new followers--welcome to you all!

18 comments:

Anna said...

You have been working so hard! You will make it. :)

Kim said...

Yep - It will all come together. Breathe. And eat cookies. Love the story with the cone : )

martinealison said...

J'aime, non j'adore tant la glace, les glaces et aussi j'adore votre cône glacé... Belle peinture et gourmande de couleurs...
Bises

Linda said...

Amazing that you meet such nice, strong ice cream cones! She must be well loved with her multiple personalities! :-)

You are working so hard - it will all be done and you can relax and enjoy all your fantastic creative paintings. As everyone else will, too!!

Kerri Settle said...

I guess in one way or another we're all slaves to sweets. Your bossy cone came out wonderfully and I like the combination of flavors and colors. I hope your last three weeks before your show go smoothly!

Sandy Byers said...

Your cone is wonderful and makes me want to visit small coastal towns! Congratulations on your show and best of the best in your preparations.

Michelle Smith said...

Elizabeth - I love the collage and the story of the cone. Cute! Good luck on your show and getting everything on your list done in time. How exciting.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

A Brush with Color said...

Good luck with all your work and your show!--thanks for your kind comments on my blog, Elizabeth. So nice of you. I love your ice cream here--I am a huge ice cream lover but my boyfriend doesn't care for it so I rarely have it these days. If it was up to me, I could eat some every day of my life!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for the pep talk, Guys! I'll be back to lean on you all again, I'm sure before all is said and done. Send any ice cream, cookies, cake, whatever my way! It's a long haul!

-Don said...

The first word that comes to mind over this beauty is SWEET! It perfectly describes the artwork and exactly what I desire upon my tongue having seen the artwork. To the freezer I go...

But first, good luck with the show!

-Don

Celeste Bergin said...

I have a realllll sweet tooth...so this totally appeals to me!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Don and Celeste: Don't let me contribute to your "cavity prone years!"

Thanks for dropping by.

Dorothy said...

Anything for MY awesome Sis'! I love the tale of the cone. You are an artist in so many ways; the pen and the brush!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Wonderful painting, love your colotrs here!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks, Dorothy, for always being in my corner. I'm glad you stopped by to visit!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Fabio, thanks for stopping by!

Connie said...

I'm with you on the cake and cookies rather than ice cream, but this piece makes me want to go get an ice cream cone. It just looks delicious! Wonderful work!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Connie--thanks so much!