Usually this is some project that's very ambitious with a very unrealistic time frame and with very few resources.
I did not seek to have an almost Yves Klein moment. Yet this moment arrived.
I shall explain.
(Especially if you're like, who the H is Yves Klein.)
So last night I got it into my head to paint the bedroom once I got home from the shop.
I was like, oh I am so prepared. I remembered:
A paint brush
A paint tray
Masking tape for the edges
A tarp to cover the bed
Rags to clean up splatters
A drill to remove any screws and whatnot from the walls.
We good, right? What am I missing? (ok filler for the holes, but we're just gonna cover over those later or whatever...)
Clever genius, so prepared!!
So we have dinner and I'm like okay Daniel let's do this. Get er done, boom. And then I realize ah hell I forgot my paint clothes at the studio!!
What do clever people do? Do they put off the painting idea for a better day, avoid ruining their clothes, and complete the project in a civilized manner?
Not this gal. Nope. MUST. PAINT. ROOM. TONIGHT.
So, I proceed to remove all my clothing and roller the whole room in my underwear. All the furniture is shoved to the middle and there's little corners that are really hard to squeeze by, and you know for the first coat I got through the paint gauntlet unscathed but of course for the second coat I was getting tired and well, there was this tight corner by the bed and while I tried to be elegant and graceful next thing you know I got paint on my butt.
It was only after that I was like, hey!!! If I'd had the foresight to get out some paper I coulda made some great butt prints, à la our good friend Yves Klein.
Talk about a wasted opportunity.
And I call myself a printer!!! An artist, even!!
Yet I didn't even have the wherewithal to notice when I was doing performance art!!
Clever genius indeed. All glamour, all the time, this one.
But I don't regret painting the bedroom last night. I swear, nothing would ever get done if I waited around till the right time, or to do things in a civilized manner.
There's no time like RIGHT. NOW.
Thanks for reading this silliness.
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Whatever you do, or don't do, have a most excellent Thursday!
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