Thursday, July 23, 2009

Marker Apples

and SO...just like I feared it has been a couple of days from...:)...Still waiting for mold experts and contractors and the like to come and deal with our mold situation. Today is the day they come back. Yesterday I spent the morning at orientation for subbing for the schools here and the afternoon cleaning out rooms that have had water damage in the past so they can tear into the walls and check...

All the activity has left me without a minute to paint, so I pulled something from WAY back! I've actually had it matted and will frame it because I like it, but more, I like the story behind it.

In 1976 I was attending a then small Christian college called Harding College in Searcy Arkansas. My parents sent me so far from Denver cuz I liked a boy that was a bad boy and they wanted to get me as far from him as possible...I was a rebellious spirit of sorts back then (probably still am in certain ways). We had to wear dresses to class and it got COLD in the winters, plus the boys would sit on the rock wall by the cafeteria and call out numbers for our legs and I thought that was barbaric! So, I wrote a paper and took it to the board and got the rule changed so we could wear pants. Part of my paper was so graphic (tasteful, but for Christian men a little embarrassing) that when I read the part about the boys and went into a bit more detail they blushed!...tee hee See...I broke their star football players finger because he was trying to touch stuff that was mine...so perhaps they just didn't want anymore broken football players fingers...who knows...but the rule was changed...

Anyway I digress (but I really wanted to tell you about the dress thing)...I had an art teacher that drove me crazy...If I put hours into a piece he'd give me a C...if I just threw it together in my dorm room the last minute he'd give me an A (we all know why don't we...coming from an artist point of view) So, one day we were talking about markers I mean the big ole sharpies. I told him I could do a still life with them and he said he didn't think I could do them well enough...and that was all it took...I went back to my dorm room and created these three apples with marker. I got an A. It was the first time he and I agreed on anything...

Later that week I said I could do a giant apple with marker...he said I couldn't...I did...I got an A...and if I ever find it, I'll post it too...:) So, "Marker Apples" from 1976! Let's hope I get to paint today!! Happy Painting to you all...AND...welcome to my newest followers...a new contest coming soon!

4 comments:

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful color...great job!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thanks Gwen...it was so long ago I almost didn't feel like I should take credit...ha!

AutumnLeaves said...

That was indeed deserving of an 'A'! So glad you put that footballer in his place. Loved the stories, Saundra. Now, about that mold...

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Thank you AL...I am too. I saw him 15 years later and he actually thanked me for setting him straight. Yep, the mold...still in the clean-up phase, but it's a commin!

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