Friday, 11 November 2011

Snot kidding it gets worse...


Day 11 of Art Every Day Month as well as Paint Party Friday and I haven't quite exhausted tea yet... personally about the only thing keeping me upright and vaguely coherent at the moment is copious quantities of tea ... so it is somewhat appropriate that tea is the start of my show today.

Mushu and Phantom however are not stars of any show today as my darling fur baby graduated from covering me in snot, to throwing up on my foot... yes dog vomit has made an appearance in this blog... just what we were all missing and just what we needed in our day. No clue what he ate, or whether his hayfever just got so extreme he tipped over the edge but I had a delightful few hours this morning alternating between cleaning up vomit and trying to administer the magic pink stuff that stops him throwing up. This requires lying on the floor next to him and chatting until he is lulled into a sense of calm and yawns, and then pouncing with a syringe full of the stuff and squeezing it down his throat while quickly turning my head so I don't get hit by the bits he tries to flick it out...about 60 % makes it down the rest you end up wearing in some form.
He has now fully recovered, as only small children and dogs can do, but no matter how many times I have washed that foot I still believe the ghost of vomit is lingering on it... delightful .

Onto better things... thanks to all of you for weighing in on how to finish of the tea pots... it was pretty evenly split into two camps, with two lone voices liking them left plain... turns out they were probably rgiht and the background kind of sucks now.... tried it nice crisp greens and was too bright, so tried knocking it back with gouache... too dull... added in a bit more colour... just mushy now... may need to just put them aside for now and see if I can turn them into something down the track... Lori and Phantom said I should leave them... and turns out they were right... made the mistake of acknowledging that to Phantom who is now being painful about should have listened... yada yada... nothing in this world worse than a fiteen year old who now knows they are right... hang on maybe there is... dog vomit on your foot ... that is worse!!!




55 comments:

Rosie Kaplan said...

Lovely paintings, I didn's see the t pots before and they look just fine to me.

Lesley said...

I'm so enjoying your 'tea' paintings. Your post made me laugh - just in relief that it wasn't me covered in dog vomit - the things we have to do...
Happy PPF.

Nigel said...

Ahhh, the joys of medicating pets :) At least you don't have to wear gauntlets to do it!

Wonderful paintings too :)

VonnyK said...

Still think they are lovely, the only thing missing are a couple of biscuits.

Now you know why I have birds, they don't vomit, just poop on me :)

NatashaMay said...

Hahaha. I totally can imagine that scene. :) Sorry to hear he isn't doing good though. That part is not funny. Great cuppa!

pointypix said...

Ah I loved your sick dog post (well of course I'm glad he's better but I can relate so well to being covered in all sorts of doggy body excretions! Ever picked up a poo and your finger's gone through the plastic? Yep, that.)

I didn't see these before the background but I think it looks great with the green and not muddy at all.

Gwen Hughes said...

Sounds like you could do with the vet moving in with you or a while.
Tea..the great healer...and you know I love your paintings.
Gwen xx

Lia Edwards said...

Yay for pretty teapots! I could see these on an invitation for afternoon tea!

Evelyn said...

Love your work, also the header piece. Beautiful. Evelyn

La Abela said...

Well tomeremos tea or coffee or a drink, good work yours. Saludos

Sarah Anderson said...

ok, I'm off to check the 'before' teapot pics! I have to say, I like them with the white background - I love your blog header collage, maybe the background just needs some detail like that, or merely just cropping down.
Glad to hear your little doggie is better, not nice experiences to have gone through to get there though!!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the tea cups and teapot ~ Lovely design and colors! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Had to laugh re: the dog vomit. Happy to hear that your dog is doing much better now. That's not a pretty thing to have to witness - or clean up.

My oldest dog was sick a few weeks ago. The pink medicine was recommended for him. For a dog who likes to almost everything...the medicine wasn't one of those things.

Your painting of the teapots is lovely. The center two - the blue and purple ones - are my favorite. Such rich, beautiful colors!

Lori said...

I'm in love with your tea series. I like where you are going with the mushy look, as you call it. I love the tea pots!

That Girl Designs said...

The tea cups are so, so cute. As for the dog, I can so relate to point of funny. I live in a constant state of wiping up some form of fluid left on the floors by my so beloved pets. Yuck!

Happy Weekend!

rajns (carolyn) said...

I am loving your tea based explorations. Do you have lots of tea cups and pots as inspiration in your house?

hastingshall2 said...

What an experience with the sick dog! Ugh! At least you are still doing your beautiful tea-inspired art work, that I love to feast my eyes on. Faye

Gloria said...

Love your tea paintings. Yes having a family pet member involves a lot of work but it's worth it in the long run. They give so much and expect so little. Happy PPF!

WrightStuff said...

Well, what a post! My cat vomited today too... luckily my other half spotted it first and cleaned it up!

I think we all need a cup of tea now!

mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

lovely bright primaries! i like your paintings happy PPF

Fran T said...

oh I don't think anyone can exhaust the subject of tea. Its certainly got an appeal all its own. Keep on keepin' on ! :)I love the top cups when they were just b&w , however the colored version takes on a life of its own. I don't know which to like better! WTG, nice work!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Glad to hear your fur-baby has made a complete recovery. :) I love our spot-bot...it is especially for treats pet leave for us. :)

Your paintings are absolutely delightful!
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

carlarey said...

Arrgh! Don't you hate it when you go too far trying to fix a painting that was pretty good already? Too bad real life doesn't have a Revert button, huh? I like your tea pots, regardless of how you feel about them.

I've always told my husband that if I am ever on life support and he needs to be sure I am a goner, all he has to do is play the sound of a dog wretching. If I don't spring up looking for paper towels, then he can pull the plug on me. That noise will bring me straight up out of a dead sleep.

Amanda Trought said...

lol, this made me chuckle, I think my foot has come out in sympathy and I can feel it on my foot....love how the tea pots came out, blessings, Amanda

Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
Art Blog

Theresa said...

Heavens! More tea indeed! such charming cups n pots!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

LOVE your tea cups and you're not alone in fur baby miseries today- our cat decided to pee on the coffee maker this morning.....arghh! I like the way you finished the tea pots, the white over the green works for me. BTW, I personally think backgrounds are the hardest part of most paintings!

Diana Evans said...

I am loving your work!!!! it makes me smile every time I see something of yours.....Have a wonderful day!!!

Tracy said...

Eewwwww......

I love the teapots. I bet you'll come up with something amazing to do with them.

If it's any consolation, one of members of the kitty committee left me a regurgitated food present. Just what I had always hoped for... NOT.

Dog vomit on the foot is gross and disgusting as is stepping in anykind of vomit in the middle of the night. That kind of squish between the toes isn't pleasant. Of course I'm speaking from experience.

I hope tomorrow is vomit free and goes smoothly for you!

craftattack said...

I love your cups and pots. My sympathy with medicating the dog! My dog could swallow half a hog in one gulp, no problem, but if there was a tiny tablet in the middle of a chunk of meat - she found it! Have a good weekend! Valerie

Serena said...

I'm keeping an eye on Cody, he started eating grass the moment he was let out to do his business this morning....with him that's a sure sign of an upset tummy, poor baby. EWWWW re. vomit on your foot. Cody has vomited on my bed pillow before which isn't as bad but still gross.

The teacups look great!

I think the teapots may have looked better with a border similar to what you did with the teacups as a white background really makes them pop but, that said, it's really not too bad. I'm not sure what structure you use - paper or canvas - if it's canvas, are you perhaps able to white out all the colour surrounding the teapots themselves and just leave the border in place?

Have a great day!

Serena

Lynn Richards said...

Too funny! Not sure how one concentrates after their dog has vomited on their foot. I think a long hot bath is in order. And then the 15 yr. old, well, you nailed that one!!!
xo
lynn

Christine said...

lovely tribute to tea, and sorry about the dog vom!

Lesley said...

I think the paintings look lovely and don't see anything that looks "muddy." But I will say that sometimes walking away from a piece and coming back at another time always proves to be a wise choice. Dog vomit and all.....

Christine said...

my darling furry friend graced me with vomit in my bedroom today...twice..so truly sending comforting hugs..to you and your furry buddy....I love your tea drawings and paintings... i would buy all of them..they are exquisite!!!

Teri C said...

After laughing over the dog vomit ( yuk), I was oohing and aahing over the beautiful cups !

pluckychickenheart said...

Get Out!!! My dog started puking copious amounts of green goop yesterday. He has a somewhat precious constitution. But one barf and all was fabu in his furry little world again.

Ah to be a canine.

Love the teabags btw. :o) And I don't think the background of the teapits lookd sucky at all.

pluckychickenheart said...

oops...TEAPOTS LOOK.....hahahahahahaha

Victoria said...

Such gorgeous and enchanting work..I love your colorful creations..very uplifting and super charming!Beautiful!
Victoria

Joni Nickrent said...

I'd say that you definitely needed a spot of tea and your drawings are absolutely perfect! Love your art!

Vee said...

I love the perspective of the teacups and the purple dotted background. Lovely!

I see what you are talking about with the "mushy" but would love to see what you end up doing with the teapot painting. I think it still has a lot of potential!

laurie said...

oh my gosh what a hoot, you have a wonderful way of putting things,, beautiful art.

Anne said...

I love your tea inspired paintings - they make me smile.

thanks for popping by today.

Happy PPF!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love love love the tea theme!
And I hope the pooch feels better soon!

iamrushmore said...

the ghost of dog vomit. lol. your polka dot teapots are fabulous.

iamrushmore said...

AND I love the title of this post. I'm a sucker for a good pun...

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Poor little Mushu, but LOL at "the ghost of vomit". :-D

Rita said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. These tea pots are lovely! Sorry about the dog vomit. Glad he's better now. :)

Tammie said...

wonderfully awesome and cute tea pots~

Sunshineshelle said...

Fantastic post, still giggling, hope things settle down & you enjoy a cuppa in some vomit free area, artwork superb & Happy PPF (although it's now Saturday) :)

Geckostone said...

Oh my, you have me choking on my coffee laughing, GROSS!!!!!! Your teapots are lovely! Happy PPF! Deb

JKW said...

Yikes, a bit graphic for me. . . . Love the pics. Blessings, Janet PPF

EVA said...

Great post and great teacups and teapots. i was cleaning up after my cat too this week. Groan. Sigh.

Your AEDM posts are great. I did it last year but the posting was the bigger challenge and being away some of this month - better not to bother. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your month!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Lovely tea paintings and a really fun post. Having 4 dogs I completely get the lingering dog vomit issue and the medicinal issue as one of my doggies has to have medicine everyday twice a day! Hope the rest of your day was wonderful and there is always a nice lavender bath to hide the smell of anything!~Happy Paint Party Friday! #61 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i like the teapots as they are! but dog vomit, eww, LOLglad he is now well! thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

bohemiannie! art said...

Dog Vomit - 15 year old who...you know. What a week!