Diversions

What I’ve been up to…

Sadly, not painting.  The creating a neighborhood website project was followed by the cleaning out the attic project (in anticipation of finishing the remodeling the attic project), which was followed by the cleaning out the garage project, and then the cleaning out the storage room project!

Next up, I…

Feats Don’t Fail

Review of art and music at One World Theater in Austin - Little Feat, Warren Hood & painter Roberto Diaz: Tuesday night, my husband and I went to the One World Theater here in Austin to see Little Feat again.

Synchronicity of Color

This is cool.  One of Leafy Tenement's great photos from Houston.

Visualizing Success

"Tornado - Erie, KS - November 27, 2005" | Encaustic on Masonite | 8" x 10" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- I have thought of creating a painting based on this one, but much larger than it's 8"x10" size, and more abstracted.  It could look something like this.

I Could Have Been a Nuclear Engineer!

At least, that was the top occupational match for me yesterday in an occupational skills test I took online at O*NET OnLine. Whodda thunk? Well, here's the thing I have to wonder, does everyone show up as a potential nuclear engineer?

Canadian student maps brain to image search

"A Canadian computer science grad is mapping the way the human brain works to technology that will power a search engine for visual images to be launched mid next year." from ComputerWorld

First Atomic Bomb Tested on This Day in 1945

"Atomic Bomb Buster Jangle Charlie" | encaustic on masonite | 10" x 8" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn --

I envision painting about 100 paintings of nuclear bombs, which would be just a drop in the bucket compared to how many nuclear bombs exist on our planet today.

OK, so it's a little political, too, but that's not what I'm here to talk about.

Roky Erickson Performance & Movie

We went to see Roky Erikson Friday night at the Paramount.  What an amazing show!  The evening started with a showing of the documentary film on his life, You're Gonna Miss Me.  It was very heart-wrenching.  I think both Roky and his younger brother, Sumner, are incredibly brave for displaying the honest tragedy of their upbringing, and the subsequent events, both good and bad.

Stumble Upon

Oh, this is a lovely time-waster...or inspiration-finder. You can search by any topic; I search for painters frequently; there's some really good stuff out there that I might never have seen otherwise, some not-so-good stuff, some very useful sites, and a few things you may have already seen rather frequently.  Check it out.

P.S. – I REALLY Liked This Movie!

We saw the movie "P.S." (2004) last night, with the amazing and beautiful Laura Linney. She may be one of the most underrated actresses working today. She conveys such a huge amount of emotion, yet it’s never in your face; it’s always somewhat tightly contained within the physical space she inhabits, but you so get it! But neither Laura Linney’s performance nor the great little sex scenes are what I liked most about this movie.

There is a curiously sharp sense of joy – or perhaps better expressed, a sense of mild ecstasy – that comes when you find the particular form required by your creation.

— Rollo May

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

A Question of Balance - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-013 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition #10 - 2013 -  Acrylic on panel -  9x12 inches -  © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-020 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn