Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cheers! iPad Martini painting by Kelley Macdonald

The Challenge.  You know, no one ever said it had to be a painted painting, right?  So today, after wiping off a perfectly awful and boring rendition of a martini, I came home and took my iPad and made this.  Actually, it's the martini I painted poorly at the studio, only from memory, and with a little verve.  I love that word, "verve"~
I was kind of still in recovery mode today after nursing my pup through the night on Friday, and thank you all who wrote - he's on the mend with a bland diet and rest.  I had fun today after my failed painting, with a friend who drove down from Boston.  We laughed, and she brought Paco two Christmas presents (which, BTW, he loves, loves, loves to unwrap presents - he really 'gets' the gift idea!) and had lunch, and then even dinner together.  And so I settled in on the couch, with the iPad on top of Paco, who is ever in my lap, and this came out of it.  So 'cheers' - to painting, to friendship and to puggie love!  Another pug tomorrow!
And yesterday I posted my 1,000th post!  YAY!  Quietly, and without fanfare... just plodding away.  It's been great, and there's no stopping me now! 
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16 comments:

  1. I love this, Kelley. The colors are so pleasing, and the little red pimento...oh my! Beautiful painting. And congratulations on your 1,000th post!

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  2. I'm so glad Paco is feeling better. I really this this rendering on the iPad. It looks very inviting.....

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  3. Martini is very well done and it sounds like you had a great day yesterday.
    One thousand Posts! I applaud you, Kelley. That is a milestone that deserves some fanfare! I'll be following your next 1000!

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  4. Wow - 1000 posts? That's amazing!
    I think the 30 day challenge is such a wonderful idea.
    For me, time just wouldn't have allowed it, so I'm doing the 75 day sketch challenge instead, between my usual painting time.
    The way I see it, even if it was a wiper - you still painted a painting, so you haven't failed! And then you still did this one too! :0)

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  5. Who knew I Pad paintings could be such fun!?? Sometimes I wish I could actually paint like that! So glad Paco is on the mend. Nothing sadder than a sick pup!

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  6. Congrats Kelley..1000 paintings! Love the Ipad piece...Glad Paco is on the mend

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  7. I wouldn't have known this was a computer generated painting unless you'd told me, Kelley. Nicely done! And I do so love green olives. So very glad Paco Is feeling better.

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  8. Congratulations on your 1,000 blog posts Kelley. Cheers!

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  9. CONGRATS ON 1000!
    And so glad Paco is better. Martini is lovely- I want one! Lets celebrate at PJ's.

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  10. Congratulations on the 1000th! Cheers!

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  11. Congratulations on your 1000th!! Quite an amazing accomplishment!

    Glad Paco is better! Maggie and I have been thinking of him. She sends loving licks and I send pats from me!

    Your martini is great and cheers to you!

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  12. love the ipad painting! and so sorry to read that paco has been ill!! i hope he's ok. i'm besotted with my ipad, so glad i got one. tim gave it to me for christmas. :0)

    thank you so much kelley for every single word and every caring thought that you have shared with me through this most difficult year. i so hope tim is proud, i'm trying so hard to be grateful for the time we had together and remember that he's right here with us.

    i wish you a joyful and creatively successful new year my friend and paco's continued recovery and good health.

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  13. Yes, amazing. Congrats. I drew for a year in 2010 and it was a real challenge.

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  14. iPad martini why not..
    1000 OMG! Way to go!

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  15. Some day we'll share a couple of martinis, maybe along with a sunset! This one's terrific. Congrats on your 1000 and glad Paco is in recovery mode.

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  16. Awesome martini, Kelley, and cheers to 1,000!!! Great job!

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