"Now Not Serving" - a triptych. Each 6" x 6", water-based ink and acrylic paint on aquabord panel. Available here.
This particular quote is a version of something I've heard a time or two...but the idea of not serving tea to the negative thoughts made me chuckle. I mean, that's what we do, right? We allow the negative thought in and then offer it enticement to stick around awhile and enjoy itself there, rolling around in our consciousness and eating all the sugar cubes. We are the perfect host or hostess for the thing that should actually receive a boot in the behind.
So this week, dear reader, let's post a NOW NOT SERVING sign in our minds whenever those pesky thoughts pop their heads up and ask for a cup of Earl Grey.
About the art - pausing from a marathon of portraiture to continue my quest for the fine line between abstraction and realism. In this case, pursuing seascapes which could nearly-not-be. The water-based inks are fickle but lovely on their own, and dreamy when mixed with a bit of titan buff acrylic paint.