So this week has been a bit of a mixed bag with lots of good things happening,
like Phantom allowing me to paint the perfume bottle she got for her birthday
well not allowed exactly, more didn't complain when she saw I had liberated it from her room
This perfume smells lovely, which is a bit of a relief as the packaging may have played a bit of a role in my decision to purchase it for her,
and luckily it suits her and doesn't smell like cat's swill on her it all worked out nicely
The win for me was that it was great fun to paint up even if I only got time for it to be a sketch
I often have a play in my sketchbooks before I paint something up in a more finished form
but this one came together quite nicely ...
so this definitely falls into the good category of the week
Also on the good is the crazy great time that I have had painting up mugs and cups
for the Cuppa With Friends Project
it has been liberating to push myself to use more materials
and for the first time in ages I have delved into my draw of papers and bits and bobs
and start mixing and playing more with textures, papers and techniques
made more fun by the fact that the neighbour seems to have fixed his wind issues of last week
and the studio has been free of his butt music all week
see , lots of good right
On the not so good side of the ledger is the fact that Mushu the wonder mutt
smells oddly like Chinese food... and not nice, fresh Chinese food
but more like the old, suspiciously furry lot that hides at the back of the fridge
he needs a bath... bad... and is so stinky that an ant actually jumped off his butt
which you would think would be a good thing is light of last week's debacle, but no
this ant jumped off his butt and crawled in between Phantom's toes and bit her
can I just point out how bad the dog must smell that an ant would rather nestle between toes that have been in school shoes all day...
It resulted in a bite and a yelp, from Phantom not the dog... he snored through it all
and a mad dash to kill the offending ant, who was surprisingly speedy
Phantom then needed ice to make the swelling go down,
but as she has opposable thumbs she was able to do this herself,
which left me free to scour the sofa for more rogue butt jumping ants
not a highlight...
So we have covered the good and the bad so it is time for the decidedly weird
and this moment is bought to us by my beloved husband, Sinus Man
Remember these tooth brushes... well I made the grievous error of buying one for Sinus
and he now keeps asking me to feel his teeth... which is weird right
I mean I am happy they are so clean and all that
after all I love the clean I get from mine, but this is not something I think he needs to share
and no matter how many times he asks I am not feeling his bloody teeth
happy weekend to you all
especially my friends at Paint Party Friday ...xx
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Sunday Mugs ...