My sister taught me this term. It's when you are distracted by something that looks much more interesting than what you were just doing or thinking. It's like one of those moments that Dug the Talking Dog has in the movie UP. Anyway, I have been having a morning like that this morning.
It all started out after I ate my breakfast and was going to work a crossword puzzle in the magazine that I was reading while I ate. Yes, I still read while I eat, but only when I'm alone. I believe it's very rude to read or text or whatever when you are in the company of someone else. I have seen people in social situations reading when...Squirrel!!!
Sorry...as I was saying, I have been flitting from one thing to another this morning. I came in to get a pencil for the puzzle and ended up doing my hair and make up and checking facebook before I finally made it back out to the puzzle. Sigh.
I did work a bit of the puzzle before I popped up like a jack-in-the-box and came back in to check my Pinterest page. You would think that I would only weigh 85 pounds if popping up from a sitting position was considered exercise...OMG, I'm going it again...anyway while I was on Pinterest I saw a beautiful painting of an eclair...
Mary Ellen Johnson and she does hyper-realism paintings. This is something that I really want to try and looking at her page, I see that she works on large canvases and I think I just might make something like this one of my next projects.
Seeing this painting reminded me of sitting in the driveway yesterday evening, listening to a comedy routine by Jim Gaffigan that was on Siriusxm...
Jim was always one of our favorite comedians and Timbo and I would laugh until the tears ran down our faces watching him and listening to his silliness. In fact, if you have some free time, I think you can watch the entire routine here on youtube.
He makes a lot of jokes about food. Part of this routine was about donuts versus fruit. How still life paintings always include bowls of fruit because an artist can walk away from a bowl of fruit and come back and continue painting...because no one has taken any of the fruit. He says he doubts if there are any paintings of donuts because every time you walk away from your donuts someone steals them. It's a funny routine.
So now I don't know if I want to finish the crossword puzzle, go clean the studio in preparation for doing a painting, or get in the car and go get an eclair...
What was your shiny moment today?