Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Spot Of Tea

While at work last week, I painted up a Life Aquatic themed teapot for my abode. It's really quite silly how obsessed I am with that movie. It certainly doesn't help any that one of my dear friends/coworkers is equally obsessed with the film. But I just couldn't help it. We got these amazing genie-styled teapots in stock this month and the first thing that popped in my brain was, "Oh my god! It's the Deep Search mini sub from Life Aquatic!". On this side you can see Ned, Steve, and Jane. The other side contains Eleanor, Klaus, and Ali. Ah. Mission accomplished.
Forgot to mention in my last post that I bought one of the highly-coveted yellow birdy teacups from Anthropologie while in Portland. Haven't gotten the chance to use it yet, but I have it placed ever-so in my kitchen, begging me to slow down a tad and drink a cup of tea. By far, my favorite teacup I own.
I've been feeling so depressed/guilty this week because I haven't done any painting for the past couple of weeks due to all the happenings. Tonight was proclaimed as "creative night", so I grabbed my double-shot mocha from Starbucks at 7pm, prepared my canvas & wood, uncapped the paint tubes, cranked up the iPod, and finally...began. It's amazing how that just voided out all my anxieties and guilty feelings. I feel relieved, calm, and so, so much better. This little floating eyeball was finished in a mere hour--he's waiting for some varnish and ribbon and then will be up for grabs in Le Shop (yes! Promise!). I'm quite smitten with it. I had made a list of objects I wanted to paint floating in the clouds, a'la Surrealists and Magritte, and an eyeball was at the tip-top. Love painting 'dem eyeballs...
Nothing's better than paint-covered hands:
And the big BIG news?

I'm going to England next month! It's such a spur-of-the-moment thing and I'm so SO excited. I couldn't find anyone able to go with me, but my dear mum got some free air-time from her credit card and it just happened to collide with my urge to visit the UK. So, I bought my plane ticket, and have been frantically reserving rooms in London, Blackpool, and Edinburgh. The majority of the trip will be spent in London and Edinburgh, with a day in Blackpool and a day in Liverpool (being a big Beatles fan, I've got to make the pilgrimage). It's gonna be killer! A quickie of a trip--only 9 days 'cause dude. The UK is hella expensive. It's funny how this trip will cost just as much (if not more) as my 2 1/2 week trek through Italy. Damn you, pesky worthless American dollar.

Okay. The paint beckons me. Good night, kiddos!

9 comments:

Swirlyarts said...

Cool - you'll love Blackpool. It's kind of the Las Vegas of the UK - but a bit tackier!! Have fun!

Eggman Studios said...

Yes! I'm all for the tacky/kitschy. It originally wasn't on the list, but I threw it on there when I read a bit about it (and also for its proximity to Liverpool). SO excited! :)

Marjorie said...

First....NO FAIR, no fair, no fair miss I'm going to England!! :) But really....Hooooray for that!! Eeep!

And second----OH....my GOSH GOLLY! Your Life Aquaitc teapot is so great! I love that movie, too!:)

And third....I covet your birdie cup!!:)

Have a lovely weekend! :)

Eggman Studios said...

Thanks Marjorie! :) I'm kidnapping you with me in spirit for the trip. And I SO love the Life Aquatic and love other people that love it too (so many favorite lines, but amongst them is lil' gem: "Steve! They say you got crazy eye!"). :)

Rachel said...

agh! You're going to Britain! I am so jealous. So completely jealous. I haven't made it over there before because dude - it's expensive! I know you'll have a great time, and I can't wait to see your pictures!!

Eggman Studios said...

I know. The expense is quite literally *painful*. But it's London. And Liverpool. I'd give my right arm to go.

Camilla said...

I love your teapot! I hope you have a great time while you're over here in the UK!

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you, Camilla! :) I can't wait!

hilary glime said...

you have got to make more of those teapots man!