April 12, 2011

And you thought they were only in muffins

Ever have this problem…Poppy seeds in gel medium? Or maybe gel medium mixed in with poppy seeds? What…you haven’t?! As I stare at the latest conundrum turning my left brain off has gotten me into, I wonder if I’m the only person on this planet to do this. Apparently, I was too excited about the idea of using poppy seeds in my poppy field painting to stop and consider the ramifications. So now I have three options:

(a) Pick each poppy seed out of medium with tweezers (waaaaay crazy); (b) Throw the entire jar of medium away (too wasteful); (c) paint more poppies

It seems option (c) is the only logical answer.

Here’s a sneak peek at a portion of my original painting still in the works (it’s big…24″ x 36″) that sparked my bright idea. Along with poppies, we’ve got a strange combination of ballerinas and snowpeople in the studio today in various stages of completion. With all of that on my palette, I hardly have time to think logically. However, I’m sure going to try to remember this lesson: One of the smallest seeds in the universe should neverever come near the actual jar of gel medium.


  1. Ahhh, what an idea, it makes my inner artist smile BIG!!!! Enjoy painting lot’s more poppies, can’t wait to see them finished!!!!

    Smiles, Anke ;)

    Anke — April 14, 2011 @ 9:09 am
  2. Wow! That has set the inspiration ball rolling!! Looks like icing for a cupcake to me!!!!(which is a good thing!!!) Love the poppy painting too so far! Hope you find what works!


    angie walsh — April 14, 2011 @ 11:47 am
  3. You are so funny. I *love* this painting by the way. Faboo!!!

    Mary Beth Shaw — April 17, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

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