Monday, September 8, 2014

Day 8 of 30 paintings in 30 days

This is day 8 of 30 paintings in 30 days where I'm linking to Leslie Saeta at Slices of Life.

When I looked at this piece, I thought it looked schizophrenic.  What little I learned about schizophrenia, I learned in a personality psychology class in grad school.  This mental disorder is often characterized by failure to recognize what is real.  It is often accompanied by unclear or confused thinking, delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, and inappropriate emotional expression.  You might see where I got the name, or you might laugh and think I probably display many of the same symptoms.

I call this one Schizophrenic and it is 8" X 8" (20,32 cm X 25,4 cm).

Thanks as always for your kind and generous comments.  I appreciate them more than you can possibly know.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Cindy McMath said...

I see a bird - not sure what that says about me. :) I'm not sure if I would say schizophrenic, or maybe frenetic? At any rate, it has a lot of movement and is very interesting to ponder

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You are very busy with this challenge Elizabeth!
This painting makes me feel these days when my soul is sad!

we need such days - such days makes us feeling how fab life can be otherwise...

Ariel said...

There is something dark and gloomy in this painting. It gets me thinking about the inevitable things in our lives.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

So, this time I decided to study your painting before I saw the title to see if I saw the same thing. Nope! I did not see darkness in this image--I saw a mother (yes, probably a monster mother) holding her child in her hands. You can book my appointment with Dr. Freud now! :)

dawn said...

Hello, I just read and caught up on your posts and WOW WOW WOW!! You are a busy girl with lots of challenges to play in. I LOOOVE these paintings your doing, seriously love them and the NAMES are so perfect for each one. I can't even pick a favorite and probably won't this whole month. So glad your doing this, inspiring me to paint now too.

Love the other posts and projects too. Way to go on getting so much done and posted and visiting. I know it's hard but oh so fun. Keep it up my friend, YOU CAN DO IT!!

I have my tomorrow's post already posted, will link it up in the morning. Have fun painting today.

Divers and Sundry said...

I hope you continue the abstracts once the challenge is over. You seem to have a real eye for it -a gift :)

see you there! said...

Catching up. Enjoying all your energy and creative activity. Before reading the title here I thought of a canyon in the mts. with snow and tall trees. Of course I've been in the mts. lately so maybe that is why. Nice whatever you call it.

Darla

Rebeca Trevino said...

wow! it's been 8 days? seems like i was just here yesterday and it was day 1 !!! i guess i don't get out much, or maybe i get out too much and don't spend enough time on line . .

anyway, i did a quick catch-up on your postings for the past week. and you are doing some good work E.
i love this one, i see a dog or a wolf in the image.
see you soon, probably not tomorrow, but soon.

Donna: said...

Don't know how you do it Elizabeth... so many challenges and so much aRt out of your fingertips.... This one really has so much movement to it. I also see a canine, but more of a hyena type animal.

Maureen Reynolds said...

I like this one, so I don't know what that might say about me, but it is a dark, windy feels-like-rain day. !st one like this in September.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooooh! Shivers down the spine time! My first thought is - are you alright my dear Elizabeth! Then I look again - it's a badger waiting to have his tummy tickled!!! Phew!!!! Chrisx

johanna said...

ok, maybe the schizophrenic am i... i see one of the tiger snails (named after their skin pattern) i´m hunting in my garden these days. i just read they are useful and not vermins at all, but i can´t help myself... i admit i always killed them so far.