Max: So, what's this turkey thing I keep hearing about?
Me: Do you mean Thanksgiving? It's a day we set aside to give thanks for our many blessings.
Max: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tell me about the turkey, tho.
Me: Well, part of the special meal that day is usually a big roasted turkey.
Max: A big roasted turkey, huh. Just how big is big?
Max: Wow. * starts drooling*
Max: I get some, right?
Max: But...but...why? I bet you give the dog some.
Me: We're eating at my sister's. None of you will be getting any.
Max: Then take me with you. Please?
Me: No can do.
Max: I'll behave. I promise.
Me: Yeah, like you did that time I left my sandwich on the counter? Or the time you ate so much dog kibble you barfed?
Max: It was stomach flu. Really.
Me: Uh huh.
Max: Seriously. I'll be good as gold. All I want is a little turkey.
Me: Max, you never eat just a little anything. You're a pig.
Max: I resemble that remark.
Me: Yes, you do.
Max: So, no turkey?
Me: No turkey.
Max: *sigh* You've cut me to the quick. I hope your sweet potatoes shrivel.
Me: Go eat dog kibble, Max.
Max: Bah humbug.
**Max and I, as well as Tom, Kenzie, Chloe, Snuggles, Trouble, and Bridey the Bird, wish all of you a wonderful, safe, and loving Thanksgiving holiday. (And Max says save some turkey for him!)
Monday, November 22, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
New character done for my online art class. This one is done in a whimsical style. I'm also doing a snowman and the two of them will end up in a winter collage scene. (I'm not strictly following the class agenda as far as projects go.)
Hope you like this little one. I think she's rather cute. (And I love her little boots!) :)
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Now that I've had time to really digest what I learned in the first two class sessions of Art, Heart and Healing, I've attempted another portrait. This one, I think, is vastly superior to the last one. (I don't cringe when I look at this one.)
One thing I've learned for sure: when attempting to fill in dark eyebrows, DO NOT use a black sharpie pen. I repeat, DO NOT. Unless, of course, you're going for that strong dominatrix, wild-eyed look.
I was not.
Here then, is my much improved second portrait. I think she'll probably end up being collaged (is that a word??) into something. I'll post the finished product when it's done.
BTW, in class, we're starting on altering a board book. This should be fun!!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Like many other creative friends here in blogland, I'm taking Tam LaPorte's free online art class, Art, Heart and Healing. (There's a link in the left-hand sidebar.) It's a wonderful class, even for those of us who have questionable (and by that I mean pretty much non-existent) skills in drawing and painting, lol. And just to show my inner critic (who's cringing as I write this) that I'm bigger than she is, I'm going to show my work here on the blog.
Okay. Here I go.
Wait a sec.
Okay. Now I'm ready.
Are you ready?
*posts and runs* Here it is!