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Tracey Fletcher King

Art and Illustrations

Friday, 21 March 2014

Two eggs short ...


I had thought I would write a witty post this week
but kept coming up dry
I tried coming up with a post with all sorts of eggcelent puns
seeing as I painted eggs in a carton
but my brain was fried or scrambled or something and it was just too tough a shell to crack

and yes there is only ten in the carton rather than the normal twelve
but I started drawing it and started a bit big and ran out of paper so we are two eggs short
it has been a bit of a two eggs short type of day it turns out ...


This is my desk earlier
I decided to lay out some of the unfinished work to choose what to finish off
and then I ran out of desk
this isn't even counting the unfinished work in my sketchbooks
of which I have 6 going at the moment... yes you read that right
and we won't discuss the 5 unfinished canvases, the Documented Life Project journal
the 4 outlines of tea cups I have drawn up and waiting for paint 
for the Cuppa With Friends project
or the fifty squillion emails I owe
I have tipped over into truly scary territory in the unfinished stakes
and yes that is a mug with George Clooney on it holding some pens
cool right... his mug even looks good on a mug
I should blame the unfinished on that distracting me perhaps
bloody George stopping me from working by gazing at me all gorgeous like


So faced with this table full of unfinished do I get in and finish something off
no sirree ... I go into the kitchen to make a cuppa to focus the brain 
which is an unmitigated disaster because I get distracted
and I draw up some kitchen utensils and add a bit of colour to them
I followed this with another drawing of a few more utensils which I didn't finish
so not only did I not lessen my unfinished pile
I actually added to it
at which point I decided to abandon any thoughts of making headway on the pile of drawings
and cruised over to Facebook to distract myself


and remembered that my nephew and his partners had their big opening day for Eskimoyo
which has to be the coolest and yummiest fro yo store in all of Brisvegas
and everyone should pop in when they are in town and indulge in the yumminess
which is of course a shameless attempt at garnering a free tub when we call in
but even if I come up two eggs short on the freebie
I am still insanely proud of him... pretty cool at the tender age of 20
or is it 21... dear god I am a shocking aunt!!!!
happy painting all...xx


42 comments:

Moon Stumpp said...

You and your desk inspire me...I think everyone should have a cup of Clooney. LoL

Laurie M said...

the array of colorful work finished or not is a beautiful sight, you have such great sketching skills, congratulations on the frozen yogurt adventures for your nephew;s, sounds great and I love the name, actually I know a few Eskimo's, I went to school with one Eskimo girl called Fanny Fryingpan, ( and you could never make that name up), have a great weekend!!

minnemie said...

Fanny Fryingpan... that needs to be a flavor:-) Well, unfinished or not, at least you are in the studio penning things down... you may be more productive if you just turn that mug around;-) However, you have not lost your touch! You have the most amazing ability to make flat images take shape. Excellent depth and perspective- those eggs are coming right off the page... and I needed some for breakfast anyway!

MeOfCourse said...

Great drawing Tracey. Hope things are going better for you. Good to see your work, always outstanding. Love your work desk with all it's fab art. Take care of yourself.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your work mesmerizes me even if it's a 10er carton of eggs and some kitchen utensils! (And I love your witty puns!) They look so REAL!! I think they make all sizes of cartons for different sizes of families. Or, well, they should. Perhaps you could pass that idea on to that brilliant nephew of yours as his next little adventure! I wish him all the best with his froyo biz and wish I lived where he was!!

So thank you for the beautiful art! I would buy your work, even unfinished. Don't all famous artists have their "unfinished" pieces? See, just never mind about them then. You can start fresh whenever you bloody feel like it, no matter how many are there unfinished. Refuse to listen to their beckoning. You are not their mistress. Big hugs of strength! Darnell

pedalpower said...

Sounds kind of like one of my days. Your drawings are wonderful! Finished or not, they look great.

Marji said...

I see Theo :) hope that means the insides are long gone. Beautiful works. Makes me happy to see the creative flood gates have opened and it's all flowing beautifully again. M.x

Polly Birchall said...

Not much going on then, so you can chill out, eggsellent!

Nic McLean said...

Well Tracey you've been a lot more productive than me this week. I like that you have so many works in progress as you have a great choice of what to work at on any given day. I should maybe try that.
Eskimoyo is a fabulous name-i wish your nephew every success -Pretty cool for a 20/21 year old!

Netty said...

wow you have been busy Trace. The painting of the eggs is brilliant, so clever. Wishing your nephew every success. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Carmen said...

Flipping heck missus. You've still done more in your unfinishedness than I have all week! Stop being so hard on yourself woman. I so love the zingy colours you use in your drawings!

I do love me some frozen yoghurt...teeny weeny bit far to come though. Wishing your nephew huge success... and you lots of free tubs ;)

Giggles said...

I'm so eggdicted to your blog! Your drawings are always EGGcellent! I shell always enjoy your words and art finished or not!Because you always crack me up! So rest up my dear, not to worry about trivial things such as emails and how many unfinished projects you have! Just heal your body and soul! I will be eggcited to hear you are Cancer free.

I'm sure Cupcake would appreciate that frozen yogurt!

By the way did I ever tell you you're such a good egg!! Well you really are!!

Big Hugs Giggles

ann @ studiohyde said...

It's lovely to see your workspace...ahhh, all those lovely supplies, paintings and things - I've workspace envy.

Linda said...

Fabulous drawings as usual Tracey!! I love how your desk looks with all those pages of partially finished drawings-that's a lot of art. I like that you have it all in front of you and you can just go with whatever piece grabs you at that moment. Best of luck to your nephew with the treat shop-sounds like a winner!

Stacey Vadaj said...

you do crack me up and I'm so glad you're back...love to see what you're up to and into. love that you draw everything around you. stay healthy.

Snap said...

i think our girl is back! so nice to see you painting and keeping us laughing! hugs to you ...

Boo said...

I love your desk... It's a tea of potential... Every time I see your work I wish I lived near you so I could take private lessons from you in exchange for doing your laundry...I'm not afraid of piles of laundry. :) Drawing on the other hand is very scary too me. Your eggs are wonderful.. and instead of two egg short you could think that you have enough to make at least three cakes and have an extra.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations on the opening of Eskimoyo! Hope you´ll get a really big tub when you go. :)
Never mind about "unfinished", you are the author, you can declare them so. ;)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

You can be two eggs short always in my book. gosh, even in George Clooney induced flummox you are darn productive. Enjoy your weekend. xox

Karla B said...

I am glad you are back!Your desk is inspiring as your work is.Welcome back Tracey! Ihave been missing you!

Alexandra said...

You're so much fun and you really don't have to "try" to be witty. From one sister to another, I think it comes naturally for you. Hee :D

It's SO wonderful to see you back at your desk, doodling and working away and who better to have along the ride than the knock out gorgeous, George Clooney!! Uh huh

xo

Carol said...

Even in their incomplete state you have accomplished far more than me :) The yogurt look delish and I hope they do well and you end up with lots of freebie cups to enjoy ♥

Faye said...

Your eggs look great, Tracey. No matter that it is a 10 egg carton not a 12. Maybe you will even encourage egg people to start having 10, not 12 to a carton. I know I end up throwing out a few because we do not eat that many eggs and they run out of time. I always love seeing your work. I hope you will finish the pineapple drawing and make it a painting.

Irene Rafael said...

Now this is my kinda desk! Love the congestion of all the beauty. Congrats to your nephew.

Jo Murray said...

YOU are definitely NOT two eggs short Tracey. With the various distractions in your life at present (including George C)I'm amazed that you blog at all. Yet here you are...with wit and delightful drawings. You are an inspiration.

Hammers said...

Tracey you crack me up...I too am a Clooney fan and I also have a pile of unfinished items...I have decided to ignore it and continue playing with other items..Hope you are well. Cx

Laila said...

What a brilliant sketcher you are, I've tried my hands on sketching eggs but I have no chance. Yours are like real eggs. Beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Nigel Roberts said...

I must admit that my first thought on seeing the title was it was something along the lines of "a sandwich short of a picnic" or "a stubby short of a six pack".

But instead it was another of your posts full of eggsquisite words and pictures :)

x

Dia said...

what fun drawings, words, cuppas....!
I'm enchanted

Dia said...

what fun drawings, words, cuppas....!
I'm enchanted

Sandra Busby said...

Well I can think of something far worse than having lots of unfinished work and that is having lots of work that you haven't even started!!! I am envious of your pile! But I think I would have to turn George around to face the other direction. He would distract me too! I hadn't noticed the two missing eggs until you mentioned it. And even if I had I would have assumed it was an Australian thing! Loving the eggs! Loving the utensils and I LOVE the photo! Am entirely nosy and enjoy seeing your space and the things in it. I notice you have watercolours and Golden Acrylics... Do you use both in your drawings? Btw... I have lost one of my keyboard buttons so will have to end with a blind smiley 0)

alarmcat said...

my … you've been busy!! happy PPF!!

Rita said...

It's better to have lots of projects going than be doing nothing at all, in my book. They're easy to go back to when you are feeling right about them. I like to think of it as inspiration overflow coming so fast you don't have time to finish everything--LOL! ;)

Annabelle said...

Trace you're one truly unique gal!
I enjoy very much reading your stories and your vibrant art and best of all your positive soul. Love your messy desk, just like mine : )
Take care and be well.

Oh, and best of luck to your nephew.

Annabelle m..m

Terrie Purkey said...

As usual, great sketches and paintings. While you may see a stack of unfinished projects, I see a stack of practice - practice drawing such an amazing range of subjects! They always say if you want to get better at drawing, do it more.....and so you did! That's yet another thing I can learn from you....just keep drawing; add color when/if you get around to it. AND, the more you sketch and draw, the more options you'll have when you DO feel like painting! Keep smiling Tracey!

Nordljus said...

Oh I'd love to have one of those frozen yoghurts! Sounds like a wonderful place. I don't know how many sketchbook I started, I only know that there are only two or three finished ones. And most of the started ones only have a couple of pages used before I come up with a new idea that requires a new sketchbook. Unfinished work isn't so bad, and much better than not even getting started. They all look fabulous, and I'm sure their time will come to be finished. Just keep working :)

Tammie Dickerson said...

Wonderful egg carton! Is two eggs short like one brick short of a load? Love that George mug! Glad to see you on here and happy PPF!

Michellem said...

Drawing is such a struggle for me that it is just amazing to see a desk full of finished sketches that just need painting! LOVE the can opener, peeler and grater - only you could inject so much personality into kitchen utensils!!

Faye said...

Wishing you a bright and happy day!

Jez said...

Your bright and breezy posts are so marvellous, and you are an inspiration to me. Love all the sketches here.

Marva said...

Amazing sketches!!! I just found your blog, so glad I did!

Ophelia said...

Your work is truly amazing. I really found the picture of your desk so inspiring...and I love how you ran out of desk :) I am so happy that I found your blog and will visit often. Love it here.