Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Getting in a scrape



The white streak stood out starkly against the shocking red background. It looked like a heavily laden brush had swept across. It might have made a rather interesting abstract... had it not been the door of my car which I'd just scraped against a pillar in the car park...

Kat is inviting us to use what stressed us today for inspiration in our writing. I was torn between the lack of my parking skill, the two and half hour journey to work and not having opportunity to draw breath the entire day, then there was the rushing home to pick up my son from swimming only to find he hadn't gone because he'd managed to lose his kit since this morning... It was tough to just pick one!

I did try and start this post with a different flavour and see the bright side, but found myself getting a soaking in the draglines of the day. I guess I am tired, but it is so long since I've had time to blog that I can't forego the opportunity.

Of course, in the grand scheme of things, a scrape here and there is but a mere drop in the ocean of trauma. In fact, thinking about it, I feel better already! I've been rather busy this past week - I've even globe-trotted all the way to Madrid and back for a little Spanish fiesta time.

I have also managed a little paint flicking as antidote to the hectic nature of my days. Nothing much to show for it yet - just rather a lot of amazingly therapeutic backgrounds that require little concentration and much wild abandon (a bit like my parking!).

I could have posted a photograph of my nicely scraped car with ruined paintwork, but that would be too much of a gentle self torture. Instead, I thought recreating it in PhotoShop was the way to go. Can you see why I got just a tad annoyed with myself this morning?

19 comments:

  1. Yay Lisa...I love your car scratch art...I am happy your car was scratched and not you! HUgs!At first glance i thought it was a beautiful textured white feather against the red..color of life force....i love it! perhaps the universe is giving you a divine message or invitation....and etching in a new pattern and path on the horizon.....I am cursed with seeing the positive and magical..I think it is a good sign.!
    Victoria

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  2. Ohh car grrrss, yes im one of those people too, woops another ding, scratch, chip.. but once you have one the rest get easier. so maybe car mishaps are alot like love mishaps? woops move along!
    hope your day is full of sunshine

    xxx
    sheree
    Raven Moon Magic

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  3. Doing something creative is always a stress reliever for me. Its kind of incredible to think how much stress scratching your car causes (I've definitely been there) when it doesn't affect the cars function. Maybe its the sound.
    Just breathe and get to painting :)

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  4. What an intersting way to inspire to write! Wishing you well. Hugs

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  5. Love your recreation and the start of your post! My driving skill set is right alongside yours cuz I've done that before!It makes you go ARGH!

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  6. 2 1/2 hours ride to work! uggg. very stressful! I like this piece, a lot.

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  7. Great post Lisa! I call these "a slice 'o life" posts. A term my late husband was very fond of! I had to laugh when you revealed what your art was. Since I've had a sucky week too, I just reveled in the comradery of it all...

    Jessi xox

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  8. You really do know how to make lemonade - ah life can get a tad away from us at times. Inspiring writing, love your words - effortlessly spreading over the page/screen, great escape. Yes, the scrape - did that a few months ago to my husbands car - woops!

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  9. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

    As for the film red riding hood, it wasn't the best film i've ever seen by a long shot, it definately did not scare me but it was still a good film, if I was a 12 year old girl I would probably think it was the best film ever except for twilight ;)

    x

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  10. WELL hELLO SO GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD DANCE !!! SO GOOD FOR THE SOUL YES I WAS DANCING ROUND THE STUDIO MYSELF LOVE XX

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  11. I can certainly understand your annoyance and your photo, here, expresses it, too. I do love the red and white. Art is a great way of expressing our emotions. Sorry about your car.

    FYI-I have new Blog: http://mrockart.typepad.com/art-rocks

    Too many serious issues on Blogger. xxoo

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  12. I am glad you were able to create something nice with your stress from the day! And I like the red and white. Although knowing it is a scratch on your car makes me not like it so much. lol

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  13. Oh no, sorry you had such a bad day but glad that by the end of the post you were starting to feel better. I felt bad liking the striking red & white art you created when I learnt what it represented! Thanks for joining in with TIC TOCC this week & sharing your experience so wonderfully even though it was painful! As always, I love your blog writing style!

    Hugs
    Kat Xx

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  14. Accidents happen. They happen mostly when we got a lot on our minds too. Keep focusing on the positive!!!

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  15. oh dear... but it is beautiful nonetheless...

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  16. sounds stressful for sure, but agree the image you've shared could definitely appear to be an abstract canvas. Hope things get better fast...I'm sure they will!

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  17. Well, it's hard to know what to say....sometimes.....poopiness abounds ;P

    I think the best we can do is just try to avoid the piles when we can...

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  18. That scrape is not at all small. :) I feel for you though I've been in this kind of situation a couple of times. At least you got some art out of it. :)

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  19. Um, yeah! What a crappy day - I'm so sorry! That is a long commute too - is that daily? Wow - well, I think you did a wonderful job recreating it - and hope you have a better day today ;) And btw, it's a great post, xoxo

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