The Casting Dock

We’re all kids at heart, right?

I feel like I’m seven for posting this. And I feel like I should be judged for it, so go ahead–judge away.

I’m just really giddy about my recent “creations.” Irrationally giddy. My husband’s half-hearted praise wasn’t quite cuttin’ it, so I thought I’d put my “art” out there in the public eye for some cultured critiques. The color, composition, texture, shadowing, everything arty (and clearly I’m not very refined in my “artsiness” since these were the only “artsy” terms I could come up with…and two of them came from Jerry’s head…)–use your seasoned artist’s eye for an honest critique.

I present to you, Alfie the dragon and my own deluxe (mini) ham and cheese sandwich. Alfie is made out of model magic and the sandwich is straight up ole fashioned play dough. Sophisticated stuff.

C’mon–admit it–you’re a little impressed. Either that or you finally understand why I don’t have a fulltime job…so thaaat’s what she does with all that time…in actuality, I made these with the 10 year old that I babysit and as I said before–irrationally. giddy. It must really say something about my (lack of an) artist’s gene if these make me so proud that they now adorn our little dining nook…

6 comments

1 Craig W { 01.20.11 at 8:57 am }

The sandwich is good. Alfie is *very* good.

2 Jer { 01.20.11 at 9:30 am }

Look at the PRECISE detail on that tomato! The artist clearly has a keen eye for the subtleties of life and an unflinching commitment to reflecting those subtleties in her work. The fine folds of the swinemeat, the crunchy texture of the lettuce, the playful game of hide-and-seek played by the cheese–these features make the oft understated sandwich LEAP from the photo. Ahhhhhhh…true art!

Alas, I cannot comment on the realism of the dragon since I’ve never actually seen one.

3 k&c's mom { 01.21.11 at 12:26 am }

Ahhh, PlayDoh. One of my favorite parts of being a teacher: no one can fault you for enjoying the smell or playing with it a bit each day. You, however, have taken it to a new level, Lisa. And I think Jer may be a little envious. I know I am.

4 Craig W { 01.21.11 at 7:16 am }

Is anyone else wondering about the significance of the combination of the Virginia license plate and the lovable little dragon? (Nothing in art is accidental.)

5 Lisa { 01.23.11 at 10:35 am }

HA, this oversight accurately conveys my LACK of true artistic ability…I just needed something to hold Alfie so I could get a picture under our lamp and my old VA license place was the closest thing…wish I had a cooler vision, but alas–my true artistic ignorance shines forth…

6 Rhonda { 01.24.11 at 7:50 am }

Loved the dragon! I must say…I am impressed with your artistic ability but perhaps that is because I have none. So, though my praise may hold little value with my ignorance of true artistry….it is praise none-the-less!

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