"No Guff!" Mixed media on canvas, 24" x 18". Available here and at Artfinder.
That's IT! No more GUFF! Not inside, not outside. Time to kick all that nonsense to the curb and leave it for the trash man. This sure-footed gal doesn't hesitate to put her foot in your back, send you packing and push you out. (no no no - not you, dear reader! Just the general "you").
Another thickly layered paint over on a donated canvas. Not a pose you might find in a life drawing class, but one that was fun to play with. Right now there is a stack of scribbled post-its stuck to her foot. A reminder to push away the nonsense and hold dear what really matters. I think she will do a fine job in banishing those things from Jen-world. I promise she will do the same for you. :)
Speaking of taking no guff, photographer Carl Stoveland didn't let Pongo give him a bit of attitude during a photo shoot at our house last week! The winning photo will be turned into a digital painting of Ron and Pongo to hang in our new home in Portland.
Stoveland will also be working on a new headshot for me. You artists and writers know how HARD it is to get a decent headshot for publications and websites. We don't like to be photographed in the first place, and then we criticize the pic like a painting. Sheesh!
Imagine my surprise in finding a video titled "No Guff" to nicely bookend this post. :) I just love the spunky, cheery strength of this young lady. And it's a great way to kick the Monday bullies in the backside.