The Neon Tree in my Sanctuary

7:12 AM

This was my artwork-of-the-day yesterday.
I had fun making it, but I think I'm going to re-paint it.
Rather, I think I'm going to paint over it.

For the first time in my life, I have an office at work. I have my very own office to decorate as I please. I can close the door if I want. Yes, it's very exciting. If you knew what kind of chaos brews in the halls of my office building, you'd understand how valuable it is to have a sanctuary within it. I painted the walls a nice sage green (my favorite color) and thought it would be very "Annie" of me to decorate those walls with some artwork. I want it to feel like it's truly my office, after all.

So I grabbed a nearby piece of plywood (which had previously been used by coworkers who were trying to karate-chop it in half) and decided it would be my canvas to paint something wonderful. I took it home and started working on it. I painted the background all rather quickly (making sure to add some pink in there because my 3-year-old housemate Adeline insisted I do so.) I blew some brown paint into a tree formation with a straw and I was pleased with the result. It reminds me of Dr. Seuss or something.

Then I woke up this morning, and I was horrified with it. I don't like it at all. Mainly, I don't like the choice of greens. They look all neon and flouresent, which is the opposite of the vibe I want in my office. It's always hard for me to get rid of artwork I've done (even the bad stuff) but I kind of like the idea that I can paint over it and tomorrow it will be something completely different...and no one will know it was once a flourescent Dr. Seuss tree.
Except you, of course.

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