Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Metroheads - Woman with Chips

Thursday, Chipsday?

The woman with the chipsbag - she munches her chips, seems disinterested in what is going on around her, doesn't look at the gentleman with his neat suit and shining shoes (no time to draw these), she stares out of the window, weary. I can imagine her happy, with a wonderful smile on her face, eyes sparkling and wide open, kissing her children, her husband, her mom, her dad, her friends.

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9 comments:

Jill Smith said...

I think Andrea this lady has been working all night , maybe cleaning offices for the next day or taking coats in at a late night club and she is so tired that she buys the chips to keep her going as her husband will want his breakfast when she gets home as her husband is from an older age that doesn't think men should do womens jobs.

Cestandrea said...

Wow, Jill, that is a great story, and I easily can imagine it for this lady:)
Hey, you are the first one in here this morning, have a wonderful day, hope everything is ok,
take care
Andrea

Kim said...

Hi Andrea!

I really like her, too. You have captured a lot of tension in her face, I think...she does look weary! I think she is worried about an ill friend. But she is on her way home to her family who will wrap her in so much love and support.

It is interesting to consider what these Metroheads are contemplating as they ride along.

Thanks Andrea....

Cestandrea said...

Kim thanks for the comment and the story to go with the Chipswoman:)
So many people, so many different considerations, what do they think?:) I do not wonder while drawing them, it is afterwards, when I look at the captured expression, that I question myself. Where may he/she go now?

Kim said...

Andrea,

I think it is so cool you don't think about it when you are drawing these people. Don't you believe that is why they turn out so well? Because you are not focused on the people, but on what YOU see.

I was just reading a book by Ian Roberts called "Creative Authenticity" and he talks about how it is important to not consciously "think" while you are painting, but to do that before and after the actual process. It is his belief (and I am agreeing with him after some of my recent work) the actual act of creating comes from some place very deep inside you and thinking really messes it up.

Do you think this is true for you?

sukipoet said...

Love this woman. She is very beautiful. Her hair is great and she does have some great legs too.Also I like her flat. I think she sings in a night club somewhere, and stayed overnight at a friend's who only had a bag of chips for breakfast. she's wondering if its worth it, the late hours, the low pay......

Interesting question kim proposes. I dont think I think when paint brush is in hand. Even though I laid out items for my wax collages in a somewhat order, when I'm actually waxing I am not thinking. In fact i feel totally in some kind of flow. The wonderful thing about wax is that if later i dont like the arrangement i can unwax it. Maybe that is why I can feel so freeflowing when I'm putting it together.

Cris in Oregon said...

wow.. great metro head today.
It was really interesting to hear everyones imput on this drawing.
All very good. What ever she was doing she sure has a lousey diet. LOL
What time do you take the metro? That could make the story a bit different too.

I find that if I am working and I have something taking care of the left side of brain trying to take over, I can come up with some pretty good stuff. Get into the Right side of the brain and the creative side takes over. Like getting into a good book and someone takes you OUT OF IT. thats the feeling I get when painting.
You do these and it gets our brains working. Great posts. :)

Lynn said...

I hope she has energy to get home, and put her feet up...she obviously is spoiling her appetite for dinner...perhaps she is on her way to a second job...

;-) fun to wonder about them all.

marianne said...

I have to catch up a little with your posts. My gosh, what a lot of metroheads have joined the others, looking at all of them in a row make me feel part of the metro you are riding. I just can see it in front of me............
love >M<