The end of the world has been, and gone, and I blinked and missed it….
My theory, for what its worth, is that the Mayan guy who was in charge of the carving of the dates, got bored when he got to two thousand and twelve, since it was so far in the distant future to be beyondÂ expectedÂ belief, and when he got to the date of 21-12-12 thought it was a pretty number, and stopped at that point cos his arm was aching, planning to carry on at a later date, but then before he resumed his work a huge drought occurred, all the people died and the date got left there for perpetuity. That’s my thought anyway 🙂
Anyway, now we’re still here, and I’ve got to defrost the turkey, after all!
ANDÂ Â while I was waiting for the kettle to boil for a cuppa, it’s really made me think aboutÂ the artwork I’ve painted so far, and consider which one is the best one – the ultimate end of the world picture, the one I’m most proud of that I’ve done so far…. and I think that although I loved doing the “Goddesses of the divine feminine” painting, and loved doing myÂ “Enigma” and “Guardian angels”Â paintings, Â it’s “Tree of life” for the cleverness of the design in it. That innocent peopleÂ only sees innocence in it, but the adults see straight away that its of a couple making love, through the geography of the land.Â Â But, overall, the ones I love best as a group, is always going to be the collection of “Fantasy Fannies”. Infact I said exactly that to a female friend of mine this week, and she grinned in recognition of the proud tone of voice I was using. But, now that we’ve all got a reprieve on the end of the world, its also made me consider that I have so many pieces of art still in me, and I am a long way off finishing painting.
Other than that,Â I have had as a reminderÂ this weekÂ the difference in age groups and what interests them……
They say that in your Twenties you’re interested in kinkiness, in your Forties you’re interested in swinging, and in your Sixties you’re interested in nudism.Â
Which is illustrated very well in the conversation I had this week with a guyÂ in his 40’sÂ who rang meÂ to chat about me painting him and his wife in a sexually provocativeÂ pose that involved them looking to involve others in their actions. The week before I was asked if I could paint a picture for someone who wanted to be featured with two others whilst he was being whipped, and he is in is 20’s. And a male friend of mine, who is well over the age of 60 has kept me updated with his plans to be part of the naked bike ride that is taking part in various cities aroudn England next year.Â And all of this seems to be normal in my world, these sort of conversations…….!Â
I think next year’s going to be an interesting one, whatever I get to paint. But, I don’t think it’s going to be boring, somehow.