Thursday, December 11, 2008
Bleu Cheese And Green Beans
I went out to lunch yesterday with a friend I hadn't seen in years. We had a lovely time despite a completely flaky waitress. She was so bad it got to the point of comical. When I ordered, I ordered something that was supposed to have bleu cheese and parmesan on it. Along with the many other mistakes she made, after two tries I managed to get what I ordered, sans bleu cheese. I gave up at that point and just ate it. My friend commented that she didn't like bleu cheese. Until recently, neither did I. In fact I wouldn't even go near the stuff. When I was a little kid I loved green beans. In my adulthood I cannot stand to even look at them. I like most veggies, with the exception of those and brussel sprouts. *Shudders* Those I never liked.
All this made me think about how our some of our tastes change as we progress through life. Lately I have been wanting to design a new bigger bear pattern. I worked for years to make that traditional bear that I felt was just the right look and shape to suit me. It's what I liked. But I have been thinking I want to do something a bit more on the cute side for a while now. I haven't sat down to do it yet. Aside from being insanely busy, I was afraid maybe some outside source was unconsciously influencing my decision.
After lunch yesterday, I don't think so. My tastes have probably just changed. As artists if we don't grow and change things up a bit once in a while we become bored and stagnate. I will continue to love those traditional bears with their long snouts, limbs and small eyes...and I am sure I will make more of them. But I don't think there is anything wrong with adding a new type of bear into the mix.
I have enough insanity in getting things done to last me through the weekend. But next week I am going to take some time to sit down quietly and work on the new bear. Stay tuned for the results!
(The pic above was taken long ago with a webcam, so the quality is pretty poor, but I just loved those four bears! They are Picasso, Paris, Tweed and Edgewater!)