This is the present state of one of the "maytagaramas" I have been forcing myself to work on. There, I said it. May I add, there is a lack of joy in creating these large acrylic paintings of old washing machines- but they must be done. They are for a friend of mine that owns two laundramats (I don't think I spelled that correctly, referring to the place where you take clothes and wash them). It's the straight lines I mostly detest and sometimes tire of the lack of color. Hopefully it will help me to pick up my pace and not be so picky, my gosh, it's not like someone will be seeing these old machines very often to compare them to...but, I need to do a good job. It doesn't help that I want to be painting and drawing other things and try to when there is not enough time to work on these. It has been more difficult finding adequate time than I thought, how could I forget how slow I am? Probably the same manner I forget most everything else. For the record, the background looks sky blue here but it is actually a green, I have tried to mix up the background colors as much as possible. There will be a total of 14 when I am finished, then I will be framing them. Today so far has been filled with using a modern washing machine, cooking, cleaning some, you know, those tasks I live for (ahem!). VolleyGirl would love for me to get them finished as part of the money is going to pay for her braces..........I'm trying! Bless her heart, her makeover depends on her mother's painting ability.