"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

7.18.2010

big wild idea

This is my very large worktable.  It's just large pieces of birch wood set on top of metal saw horses. It was covered with oil cloth. Thinking of organizing my studio, again, I had this wild idea to paint it.


So I did!! Now I do know I should not spray indoors, but these babies are screwed into the saw horses.
I did not want to take the time to unscrew them and carry them outdoors. So, I just sprayed a little.
Well maybe more than a little, but I had every single ceiling fan on - which is every room!!!


You can see it in it's various stages.


I sprayed, painted, wrote, splattered.........


It was so much fun to stand on a chair and splatter!!!  My son walked in and check the floor!!  
What's a little paint splatter I said!!!!  :)
 

I am pleased with how it turned out!!  And I am not going to worry about the additional paint that it receives in the creating that will take place on it's surface.  That white space is not as void looking as I view it. I did add a little something more above it.  






















Oh my gosh, was it fun working this big!!
Now to do the organizing I set out to do in the first place. Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

26 comments:

Diane said...

OH--SO FUN!!!

Sandra Hall said...

That is one amazing piece of art Mary! what a fantastic size to work on, x x

Joji said...

I love it...I also love to work on large pieces it is so invigorating to work so large...

thekathrynwheel said...

This is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! What fun to splatter a table :-) So creative! Wonderful.

Poetic Artist said...

That looks like fun..I wish I had a large space to play..Too hot to play outside for me..

Debbie said...

what a fun idea! This is really great!

Butterfly Works said...

Now if that doesn't look like the most fun...I know you had a ball painting this table; felt like a freed child, didn't you girlfriend....Wish I could have been there to spatter paint with you....It would have been on the walls and ceilings too.......Such fun.....

Now that you have this pretty worktable, are you sure you are going to want to paint on top of it? You may want to hang it and get you another work table.........

Big old hugs....

Bren said...

Spectacular! Oh Mary this is just so you and to have it greet you overtime you enter your space, well talk about a jolt to the creative juices. Loved seeing it develop layer by layer and glad your not hight on paint fumes :-)

PaperPumpkin said...

WOW! I LOVE this and I love your brave creativity! Did you feel like a kid again as you stood up there and splattered? I absolutely love your black graffiti on primary colors, Mary. You are a doll. ~K

God Whispers said...

You are moving on to bigger projects. Great Mary. Blessings.

Jen said...

LOVE!!!!

Kate said...

Wow this is fantastic..... Just think you get to look at this wondrous piece of art every time you create...

Denise said...

Such fun.

Chrissie Grace said...

Wowzers. This is so awesome!!
xo
Chrissie

mystele said...

girrrrl, you rock!

Martha Lever said...

YEE HA, Mar!!!!!!!!! It's FABULOUS!!!!

Buffy said...

That looks like so much fun. It came out so cool,I would be afraid to do any kind of work on it.

The Dreaming Bear said...

What a blast! That's the coolest work table ever!!!! I've used the old door on sawhorses trick for display tables in my store....they are great! Clever you!!!

jgr said...

This is so great! I can tell you had a blast painting it.

Montgomery Family said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!

Teri Leigh said...

I absolutely love it! What a great idea.

Erin Butson said...

Love this table, Mary! Great idea.

Bevie said...

Wow Mar, this is just so awesome!!! I love it and you have inspired me to create someting on the desk where I work...hehehehe!!! Yes it's the desk that Chas made for me so many years ago, but it's MINE, and I know he won't care that I did something creative on it...I can't wait, but it will go outside since my little studio/puter/cat feeding room is too small to take any kind of spray painting..ehehhehe!!! Oh hon this is so kewl!!!
love you dear sister.

Lynn Fisher said...

Wow, this is AWESOME!!! I will be back!

Heather said...

Oh my, how gorgeous!! I would be inspired every time I sat down to work at such a colourful, creative table.

laurel said...

What a wondrous table! Looks like a perfect place to be creative.