Thursday, April 19, 2012

Need to Borrow Some Brain Cells

Sometimes titles for my paintings come easily either while I am working on a piece or shortly after I finish it.

Other times the portion of my brain that is responsible for titles locks up tighter than a bank vault.

I seem to be going through one of those bank vault times.

So I've decided to turn to the creativity of the masses. Many brains are better than one, right?!

I have a couple of pieces that are languishing in no-name land. I've tried to give them titles that would at least move them up to lame-name land, but they turn their backs and refuse to answer when I call.

This is where you come in! You can save my paintings from the agony of going through life with a lame title!

The paintings below both need cool titles. If you would like to help out them (and me), just shout out your title suggestions in the comments or in an email. Be sure to include the painting number so the title gets assigned to the proper piece. It would be a shame if Frank went through life known as Sue. ;)

As a token of my thanks for your help, whoever comes up with the winning title will receive your choice of either a pack of 8 note cards or a small sketch*. The winner will be announced here on my blog in next Thursday's post.

Now it's time to put on those thinking caps and let the fun begin!!

No-name painting #1

watercolor pears
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan


No-name painting #2

watercolor cupcakes
©2011 Stacy L. Rowan

The small print...
* The titling contest will run until Wednesday, April 25th at 5pm EST. If the winner chooses the sketch as their prize, the size and subject matter will be determined by me.

7 comments:

Tom Colbaugh said...

#1 light emitting pears

#2 flouring cakes

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

i'm horrible at thinking up titles :/ such a simple thing, but so hard to do

Stacy said...

Thanks for playing along Tom! I chuckled when I got the play on words for #2.

Jennifer, sometimes I feel very clever with titles. Then other times I wonder how I EVER felt clever!

Lisa Flowers Ross said...

#1 - Cozy
#2 - Sitting Pretty

Stacy said...

Two good ones Lisa! Thanks for sharing!

One of the things I love about having people submit title ideas is that seeing the different approaches everyone takes to naming helps me with future titles.

Kathleen Probst said...

I propose:
"Comfortably Ripe"
and
"Waiting for the Party"

Stacy said...

Thank you Kathleen! Another creative set of titles! I am adding them to the list. :)