Thursday, May 23, 2013

POOP AND ART




Yesterday I had a colonoscopy.  I can say with absolute clarity it was no day at the beach.  Drinking the prep...and not eating for 2 days......sucked.

I got it in my mind that I would limit my food intake the few days before so as reduce the amount of food in my colon [you know...less in...less out].  Oh....I'm full of good ideas.

I forgot how flipping starving I would be by procedure time.  How hungry you ask....like "where is the nearest hot dog, pie, or hush puppy eating contest" hungry.

When my friend Maria picked me up she asked if I wanted some lunch....I practically  blew her ear drums screaming YES....and let's go to Zesto's.  I wolfed down a chili dog with slaw and some tater tots....along with onion rings.  In about 5 minutes.  Like it was my first meal since being discovered living on a deserted island for 6 months.  Don't judge.  That hot dog tasted like filet mignon to me.

I don't know about you but if I decide to be a doctor and then specialize in something I am not checking the box that reads: messing around with the area that poop comes out of.  All the time.

Enough about me.

I ordered some art on Etsy the other day.  Just a little something with color in it.  

Like this is news to anyone....but I LOVE ETSY.

I first discovered Linda Donahue's work at the mart here in Atlanta.

Her style and colors just speak to me.  
Wanna see?


She lives in the San Francisco Bay area......


I could hardly decide which one to get.  

Lately I have noticed more color in her work.....

This is a new one and I am so crazy for green, white and black lately.......




It just works.....


She also does horses....

And check these out....


Linda is so talented.....when I think of my silly DIY black and white pictures.....I sigh.  No...the Art God's did not rain down on me.

But Linda can save the day.

 
I poped it into a little Target frame and Ta Da......



She has ton's of selections....large and small......go here and take a look.

Holiday weekend people......Let's have fun!

Shapoopoo....:)







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29 comments:

Abby M. Interiors said...

Wow! Sounds like you've have quite a week. ;-)

I love Linda's work. I used one of her pieces in my cottage project client's master bedroom. She *always* gets compliments on it.

Your new piece looks just like you! I love it. Now go eat something!

Emily A. Clark said...

Well, with a post title like that, how could I not click over and read? :)

She is super talented. Like maybe even a better abstract artist than myself. Ahem...

Christina Baker said...

This may have to be one of the most authentic yet inspiring blog post I have ever read regarding poop. Totally loved it! Really love the colors in the art.

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Oh Sherry, you kill me. Yep, had the lovely procedure a few years ago...not the most fun but necessary!!

LOVE your new art...her work is just my style. It looks fantastic! Going to check her out.

Kathysue said...

Sherry you can even make a colonoscopy funny, I know easy for me to say, I wasn't the one on the table!!
Love black and white with pops of green and add a little blue and I am your girl.
The piece of art you bought is so pretty and I love it in the Tarjay frame. I am going to go and check out her pieces, thanks for the heads-up!!
Happy Thursday,
Kathysue

lizziefitz said...

Oh crap! I have to do that soon:(
Glad to see pretty colors after that tale;) no poopy browns. Hope everything checked out OK

Kelly said...

Ah yes....the dreaded colonoscopy. I had one many years ago and now I'm due again. Hope your test was normal. It's no fun but so necessary as part of a your health screening! Glad you survived it! LOL! Love those watercolor pictures too.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Linda'a work is lovely!

The horse is stunning!

Love the green with the black. It looks new and fresh!

Have a fun weekend. Patty

Julia C. said...

Of course I would never check this box...love your post...Julia
LaSillaChic

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

LOL!!! Catchy title, Shapoopoo ;) Your post did not disappoint! And the paintings? Gorrrrr-geous!!!!!

suburban prep said...

I am scheduled for the procedure next week. UGH.
I have already been through a surgery where I could not eat or drink anything for 36 hours and it was not fun when family members decided they were going to come and visit and eat in front of me.
I know how hungry you get afterwards. Hubby was very hungry last year after his turn at it.
It is my first time and I am not really looking forward to it.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

It may juvenile but poop is darn funny.
Unlike poop, Linda's work is seriously gorgeous. I have been stalking her Etsy store for a few years now.

Zé Pedro Rodrigues said...

I love the super expressive paintings and colors that I really like! The inspirations of the interiors are fantastic!

http://zepedrorodrigues.blogspot.pt/

Nancy said...

Colonoscopies are just pure fun! NOT, thank god I only need one every 10 years. But that is too soon. Thanks for introducing me to a new artist. I really like her work! Have a great weekend, and enjoy eating whatever you want!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Beautiful artwork! I think I will put the green patterned slipcovers back on my black chairs after reading this.

Jessie said...

Hope everything turns out okay for you. Her work is beautiful, love the colors she used in her art!

P/S: I was invited to curate for Arcadian Home recently and the sale goes live yesterday. Don't forget to check out my collection when you get a chance,then and let me know your thoughts! It would mean a lot, thanks! :)

http://arcadianhome.com/d/7589_eclectic-chic--1490_my-finds-12780

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

mom23 said...

After the colonoscopy news, I thought the word above the last picture said "pooped" instead of "poped," which I think you meant to say "popped." LOL!!! Had to read it 2 times ;) Good laugh...

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

You lucky lucky girl!! Colonoscopies…..tons of fun!
That art is gorgeous…….I want a piece!

Victoria said...

Linda's work is beautiful; the colonoscopy not so much. Have a great weekend.
XO, Victoria

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

oh girl - gah - i am not looking forward to that at. all. You deserve 10 chili dogs! Off to check out some art! Have a great food filled weekend!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Ewww. Colonoscopy is NOT FUN!! I love Linda's work!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a talented lady...love her work and it looks great in the Target frame!

Kat said...

Ha! Love the mix of topics on this post;) The new art looks right at home. Love that frame too. Have a good hot dog-eating weekend:)

Jill Hinson said...

Thanks for the giggles! Love this post..and the art.
Have a great weekend -
xo~Jill

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Sherry- Thank you for visiting my new website and blog! I hope the results of your test are good. There's a reason people have to endure those test - so they don't have endure the far worse!

The paintings you have shown are beautiful, and even nicer framed and in context in your home. So nice!

Loretta

Karen Albert said...

I adore Linda's art, the softer ones for some reason, and you know I LOVE color.

The last time I attempted to get a colonoscopy I was up all night vomiting and started running a fever; so I missed out on the experience!

Sherry, Please do join my latest giveaway and feature.
Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

Well talk about an exhausting week! Haha. You needed some calming art after that one. Love this art! Love the black and white with green! Yours looks fab in the targay frame (and I must admit when I read the paragraph above I thought you said you "pooped" in target initially...but no "popping" into target is much better! Enjoy your weekend girl friend!

René said...

Love it! Linda Donahue's work is amazeball's! The guy in the booth next to my husband came to during his colonoscopy. Yikes. Happy hot dogs!

Marti Adams said...

Ha! I thought you said you "pooped" your DIY art into a Target frame. I was clearly reading TOO fast and took the "Poop & Art" theme too far. Oops!

Beautiful paintings!