Friday, May 22, 2009

Ducks in a Row?

My art exhibit is less than two weeks away so I'm trying to get my ducks in a row--framing, varnishing, attaching wire to frames, and additional invitations need to go in the mail. My ducks always end up in piles--not rows.

There were seventeen ducks at Good Will; how could I possiby choose just one? They all came home with me and I was tempted to put a "duck X ing" sign out front and have them march up from the street. I also considered making little goggles for them from innertubes (got some from a gas station) and let them waddle down to the lake. Neither came about. My husband spray-painted them yellow and they sometimes decorate the front porch for Easter--then it's back to their crates and into my workshop. A painting is planned: A crate of ducks sits protected under a dark red shed while a black bird bathes in a puddle--safety vs. freedom--rather sad. The painting is in the pile of stuff in my head; one day it will be on canvas--then the ducks can find another home.

1 comment: