February 10, 2009 · Accidental Art: a series


I meant to post something different today, but is dark and wet and grey today and there is not enough light for me to get a good photo of that particular something (actually somethings with the mysterious and enticing s on the end). So instead, I’ll post the first of a series I’m starting for my own amusement: Accidental Art.

These are shots of my paint splattered drawing table. It’s an ever changing tableau of smears and drips and I noticed the other day that these “accidents” are often more evocative and beautiful then my intentional art. I guess that that statement of fact is kind of sad, but instead I chose to be glad that I have the power to spot the happy accidents and see the beauty in them. (woo hoo. Look at me being all Pollyanna and stuff! Take that February blahs!!)

8 Comments so far


  1. I see a gallery showing of Accidental Art in your future, as a sideshow from your regular beautiful stuff! :)

    Comment by lizardek — February 10, 2009 @ 9:20 am

  2. Hey, I just went out in the rain and picked up forty pounds of poop from my dog. How’s that for accidental art?

    Yours is MUCH prettier than mine.

    (Hope that all came out OK.)

    Enjoy the beauty in the found. Would be a good day for a very self indulgent movie. Ah, but I let my little uns stay home. Ice and all. Only 12 kids at their school. Who am I to torture them so?

    Comment by Woman in a window — February 10, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

  3. I just went over to Flicker to get my fix of more you and even your doodles kill me. Your abilities are enough to turn a girl green. You are nutty talented, you know?

    Comment by Woman in a window — February 10, 2009 @ 12:36 pm

  4. I love your accidental art…the colors are very interesting together. fun fun fun

    Comment by violetismycolor — February 10, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

  5. I would call it…Abstraction of Heat/Snow Miser.

    (Did you ever see this awful Christmas show? It had a really lame plot, but they made up for it with really bad dialog. However, the Heat Miser song made it totally ROCK. Will send you linky if you think I’m making this up :~)

    Comment by otter — February 11, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

  6. Am I weird to be wildly attracted to your Accidental Art? I love it.

    Comment by Lydia — February 17, 2009 @ 3:15 am

  7. How fun is this?

    Comment by Liz — February 17, 2009 @ 11:07 am

  8. I’m with Lydia — wildly attracted. They look like skies over planets in different galaxies, where meteors are prevalent and suns flare spectacularly and explode and nobody seems to mind.

    Comment by Colin — February 24, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

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