When the topics for the week are Fear and Dislike you know it is going to be a bit of a week, but on the heels of Owls last week, I think these challenges are starting to tip me over the edge a bit. So thank you Inspiration Avenue and Monthly Painters Challenge for joining forces to make it a very challenging week artistically. I hope that working through all these things saves me from therapy down the track... but I have a feeling that they may be pushing me closer to it.
Now Owls are pretty much my fear, and while I take on all the supportive and wonderful comments from last week, and some of them actually made me laugh out loud, when all is said and done they still freak me out. The other thing that really freaks me out is moths. You would think it would be snakes, or spiders or one of the other myriad of deadly creatures that inhabit Australia, but the thing that makes my heart pound is moths. They are butterflies' bully boy cousins, with their furry bodies and all their dive bombing of your lights and the freaky shadows they send around the room. Yes some of them can have lovely patterns on their wings, and there may be beauty in that and things, but I can't get past the furry bodies and grossness!
This was all made just that touch worse by the Monthly Painters Challenge topic which was dislike... now outside of topics that deal with things that freak me out, I like to think I am actually quite positive and there aren't that many things I dislike.
I don't count things like football, cricket, motor car racing, mowing the lawn or beer belches, because lets be honest you have to be out of your brain, or have boy type bits to like those things. The challenge was to find some things outside of obvious boy rubbish that I dislike...and the art work below is my solution. I really dislike the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
I always think you are a Chilli Pepper person or a Pearl Jam person, and at the end of the day Eddie Vedder will win out any day in my book. I'm not saying that the Chilli Peppers have no talent or anything like that... they just aren't my thing, whereas the delicious Eddie is big time like in my book.
To reinforce the whole subject is the fact that I can no longer eat chillies. This may be due to a dodgy digestive system which is a little more temperamental now I am no longer a fresh faced young thing. It may also be due to the fact that I consumed my lifetime's limit of chillies already as I was a chilli fiend in my earlier years. Perhaps there is a finite amount of chilli that you can consume in a lifetime, and once you hit that limit it gets ugly. Either way I dislike that I can't eat chillies anymore, not the actual chilli itself... after all its not its fault.... but I miss them and their sweet eye watering, throat burning intensity.
So moths and chillies and the Red Hot duds are duly painted ... albeit very loosely ...and I would like to take this opportunity to request a topic for next week and next month that is a little gentler on my nerves and perhaps a touch more positive!
Linking in to Monthly Painters Challenge, Inspiration Avenue, and Artists in Blogland.