Friday, 30 May 2014

Carrot Onesie Meets Miss Dior ...


The blog break is over and you may be wondering what I got up to so here is a recap
slept, drank tea, drew a little, watched crap tv, got out of the house as much as possible,
caught epic flu, slept, contemplated my half eyebrow, 
and my badger hair, read rubbish books, and trashy magazines, went skylarking
flu came back, did an impression of being the physical embodiment of a bed for a few days, delighted in having enough hair that I got bed head, drew a little,
watched a ridiculous number of youtube videos with Phantom
was sneezed on, slept on and licked a scary number of times by Mushu aka Blog Dude
had my frozen yogurt hoovered by said mutt when I wasn't looking
was force fed superfoods by Phants and Sinus
to the point that if I sneeze I am getting chia seeds shoot out my nostrils
and if all that wasn't enough we ran headlong into Phantom Steve's 18th birthday!


Somewhere along the line our gloriously mad little girl grew up
and this birthday has brought a flood of memories, 
like the fact that she spent two years having to be bribed to put on clothes
 there was a memorable four months that she was a cat
and this was serious method acting, meows only, meals on the floor...the whole shebang
she has changed her name too many times to count
 was a scary perfectionist about her hair braids all through school
she spent months wearing only tap shoes because they made such a great noise
but these days manages to walk with the stealth of a cat burglar
scaring the bejeezus out of me at least twice a day
she has never failed to laugh at a good fart joke or whoopee cushion
not to mention that to this day won't mix foods on a single fork of food
well that wonderful daughter
has become an adult and is now able to vote and drink and all that good stuff
plus her grandparents got her some Miss Dior Perfume
which provided me with a fabulous subject for the painting for this post
and yes the colours are a way too bright, but I can't help but give them a tweak


Her card this year was a slightly slap dash number dedicated to Hannah Hart's Carrot Onesie
which is a madly addictive part from the video below
It is the constant stream in my head at the moment
and will forever be the soundtrack that I associate with this birthday
I make no apologies if you find yourself muttering carrot onesie, carrot, carrot onesie for the rest of the day because it is so wonderfully, gloriously mad that it will make you smile every time


if you are reading on a mobile device then the video isn't playing
no clue why... and it is hurting my brain trying to re do it
but I don't want you to miss out... so click on this link
and you too can have it running through your head endlessly

So happy 18th to Phantom Steve
she is an oldie but a goodie and we love her to bits
I am now off to try to finish my homework from the last lesson of Sketchbook Skool
happy painting all ... xx


linking with my friends at  Paint Party Friday

60 comments:

Studio Kaufmann said...

So glad you're BAAACK! Sorry you've had to eat all those superfoods and chia seeds......your daughter sounds delightful although with all that tapdancing I would have worn earplugs. Funny that she thought she was a cat,my daughter at preschool was always taking her clothes off and saying 'well animals don't wear clothes, why should I?' It is hard to argue with that type of logic.Happy PPF !!

Serena Lewis said...

Happy Birthday to Phantom Steve!!! I already wished her this on FB so won't banter on except to say that she sounds like a real hoot to have around and life must never be boring. hehehe I wish Phantom Steve the very best throughout her adult years! xx

Love your art, Trace!! Glad to see your blog break is over. :) xx

Laurie M said...

I'm so glad you are back, and in great form I might add, happy 18th to your wonderful child, that was a lovely gift! Beautifully painted I might add!

Marji said...

Happy belated to Phantom Steve! 18 is pretty wonderful. I think Dior will be ringing you up and wanting to change their perfume color to match your version. Warhol did a lovely Chanel bottle, but he has nothing on yours :) Welcome back and glad the flu is long behind you. And, Dang - carrot onesie, carrot, carrot onesie is in my brain now.

Boo said...

I've missed you. Welcome back. That video..well what can I say..I can't say.

Happy Birthday to Phantom. Glad you are getting bed head again. Way to be positive. As usually, thanks for the laughs.

minnemie said...

Happy birthday Phantom Steve! In SA, for some crazy reason, we congratulate the patens too whenever a child has a b-day...come to think of it, that is not crazy at all. Some of us needs to be congratulated every day just for getting through the day with said child! But I am SURE Phantom never gave you and Sinus any reason to need such survival encouragement:-) So sorry about the flu...ughhhh. Love seeing your colors again! A hint of blorange too:-) Love it.

Pam Robinson said...

Tracey, Happy you are back and feeling better. Dang you for posting that video because now all I can think is "Carrot Onesie, Carrot Carrot Onesie" Oh gosh... it's stuck in my brain. Hugs, Pamikins

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Welcome back. I cracked up at the "crap tv" true so true LOL
You sound good and your art is as wonderful as ever. The video just too cool.
Nicole/Beadwright

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great that you are back and feel better! Wonderful bottle..amazing!
Happy PPF!
Happy belated birthday to the phantom Steve!

Nic McLean said...

Welcome back to blogging! Happy birthday to Phantom-i hope she had a fabulous day. The video won't play on my phone and I think I'll leave it that way as I'm not sure I fancy a carrot onesie ear worm in my head all day! !

Brown Paper Bunny said...

The perfume bottle is just stunning, really really fantastic!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy belated birthday to Steve, 18 is a great age. My daughter went through years pretending to be a dog, and barked her way through all attempted conversations. Stay well! Valerie

Laila said...

Your Miss Dior sketch is so beautiful, and your writing made me smile over and over again. I also had a look at your cups in an earlier post, and they are stunning.What a great talent you have.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy Birthday to Ms. Phantom! Our youngest turned 18 a couple of months ago, so my wife and a I are grieving on the fact that we'll be empty nesters in August when she's off to college. I love your painting of the bottle of perfume even if the color is a little off. Call it creative license - LOL! I'm glad to see you back online and Blessings, my friend!

Netty said...

Welcome back Trace and happy belated birthday to your dear daughter, oooh I love the card and the fab Miss Dior painting, such beautiful perfume. Sorry to hear about the flu, so nasty, but glad to hear you are on the mend. Happy PPF, Annette x

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stefanie stark said...

Hi dear Tracey, I wasn't here for a long time. Due to a break and all the same stuff you are talking about in your beloved humorous posts. By the way, I LOVE Mushu's speech! It's great to read about your everyday "battles" and to look at the beautiful illustrations. Happy birthday to Phantom and get well soon!

Simona Cordara said...

Glad you're back, Tracey! Your posts are always a pleasure to read.
Happy birthday to Phanthom!! :)

Sandra Busby said...

Yay!! So glad you are back in blog world again sharing your gorgeous paintings and bonkers musings! Happy birthday Phoebes!! Can't wait to hear what the year ahead brings! :0)

Mari Huertas said...

That good and successful are always your drawings are great, you manage to capture the esncia of things. Saludos

Sandra Busby said...

Oh and PS... Just watched that video and it should come with a government health warning!!!

Linda said...

Welcome back Trace!!! A very happy birthday to Phantom Steve. Your Dior perfume bottle illustration is exquisite!!

Snap said...

Happy Birthday to Phantom Steve. So good to see you and your watercolors. oxoxox

Faye said...

We missed you so much. Thanks for the delightful post with the video and the amazing sketches of the perfume and the Carrot Onesie. Best wishes from across the world to Phantom Steve. Such an important milestone. I know you are wondering where the time went.

Dion Dior said...

Good to see you back Fletch, I've been thinking about you. Happy Birthday to Phantom Steve. Your sketches are awesome as always. Hope all is well and I'll email you this week to catch up. Hugs xx

Dion Dior said...

Good to see you back Fletch, I've been thinking about you. Happy Birthday to Phantom Steve. Your sketches are awesome as always. Hope all is well and I'll email you this week to catch up. Hugs xx

kat said...

Great post and your art is always amazing, I love that Miss Dior perfume! Best of wishes to Phantom Steve!

AnnD said...

Ugh. Sorry about the flu that wouldn't leave! Love that perfume bottle, though - and your completely endearing description of Phantom Steve!

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Tracey. Glad you are back and what a great bottle. I bet it has wonderful scent. Happy Birthday to Phanthom and do stay well. Sorry about that flu.

Jo Murray said...

Happy Birthday to Phantom Steve....and Happy Hair to you!

cjsrq said...

So glad you are back. You have been missed! Sorry about the flu - ugh! Great painting of the perfume. And a very Happy Birthday to Phantom Steve.

Abigail Davidson said...

Welcome back! Wonderful Dior illustration.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Well I hope PS has had the fabbiest of birthdays and that you are a lot less snotty and feeling much improved, sans chia seeds. I quite like them. In fact there were some in my latest graze box and no-one else got a sniff of them. (oops sorry, lol). The Miss Dior sketch is awesome and reminds me that I must keep trying my bottle sketches. Have a wicked weekend Tracey :D *hugs* :o) xoxox

Giggles said...

Oh you are so entertaining in all your snotty sickness! We truly love you! Happy Birthday to a sweet and unique young woman! I love how quirky only children can be! So glad you're back and as far as I'm concerned Dior should hire you to get their perfume the right colour!
Love that painting so much! You are certainly a treasure so stay away from those darn flues! I can relate to the nagging super food pushers!! I have a few in my house too!! Have a great week!!

Big hugs Giggles

zana said...

A happy belated birthday to Phantom. So pleased that you feel able to cope with blogging again as your sense of humour is always a tonic! Love the Miss Dior sketch.
Sharon

Jo said...

Wonderful!!

Rita said...

Happy belated birthday to Phoebe!!! :) :)

I love the more zazzy color in the Miss Dior bottle.

Now you have me following another youtube channel--LOL! ;)

JKW said...

I have missed you. The perfume bottles are exquisite, but the kitchen drawing I love the best. Blessings, Janet PPF (thanks for the visit)

Cindy D. said...

Oh my gosh, is one allowed to comment so extensively about one's dog without providing a photo?! Probably you have done so in the past, and I missed it. Alas!

So sorry to hear you were under the weather! Also. SO HILARIOUS carrot onesie (video and illustration both).

Lynn Richards said...

Your daughter sounds like someone I would love to be around. Oh my word. What a glorious description of her and kudos to you as a mom to walk each phase with her.
Good luck with the Chia Seeds.
xoxo
lynn

Michellem said...

Your baby is all grown up!! So happy for you and Sinus and I'm also happy to hear you are again suffering from bedhead like all the rest of us!! HUGS to you all!!

Helen Campbell said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better/ the flu can be the pits, and you really don't need anymore pits. Just sayin'! Oh, and yay for bed head hair! :)
Happy Birthday to Phantom Steve.

susupetal said...

Epic flues are a nuisance, but epic daughters sound great! She's got personality and isn't afraid to be herself, that's wonderful.

Wonderful are also your images, playful, happy and created with skill.

Sirkka said...

Tracey, greetings from the other side of the globe! Wonderful to visit your blog:) Your art is just wonderful! Best wishes!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Lovely painting! Happy PPF.

Gloria said...

So glad you are feeling better and are back in your studio. I am sure that in itself is a wonderful birthday for Phantom! Your Dior is wonderful. Have a continued good spell.

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Thank you for a glorious morning laugh when I was not in a laughing mood from body pain! Your post made me put things in perspective, and then reminded me that I was a dog for a long time growing up. A. Dog. Kid you not. My mother too let me eat on the floor and but put her foot down when I wanted to eat dog food, though I snuck MilkBones! Glad you are back, sorry about the awful flu.

denthe said...

Lovely to see you back again! I just love the flood of memories about your daughter. And how great is it to have a real bottle of Miss Dior as well as a painted one :-) Hope you get rid of the flu fast!

Saskia said...

Welcome back! I love that Dior bottle!!! :)

Greetings, Saskia

Laura Moore said...

Welcome back to the land of the virtuals and all the interesting comments. :-) Glad you are enjoying your daughter's eighteenth. Doesn't time fly? Sadly yes they do grow up. Wait till you get to the leaving home stage. Well we think they have left home but in reality they just keep coming back especailly for dinner. lol We wouldn't have it any other way of course. Enjoy your week.

Irene Rafael said...

Welcome back from your break and glad you are done with that darn flu. And a happy birthday to Phantom Steve. Love the Dior sketch and the comment about crap tv, the video, reading comments about your daughter growing up . Well, guess you can say I just love reading your posts.

Victoria said...

Yay very happy you are back, I visited a few times and wondered how you were doing! Beautiful and fun-spirited post..gorgeous art and yay for the birthday fun..enjoy!
Victoria

bellefrogworks said...

So good to see you back as full of fun and sass as ever. Happy Birthday Phantom - I guess it's never boring at your house!!! I think the orange is perfect - my fav

NatashaMay said...

Happy birthday to your girl. That was one fun childhood she had. :)) Nice to see you back and that you're feeling well enough to blog. You drawings are fabulous!:)

Faye Nicole Hines said...

This is a very cute likeness of Miss Dior perfume!

Faye

Cozycomfycouch said...

So happy you are back. Sending you my hugs!

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love seeing the energy back in your strokes! So marvelous! I, too, do not mix my foods on my plate or fork. Only if they are intended that way - like lasagna! I am the only one like that in my family - I just don't know where it comes from :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Happy Birthday Phantom Steve. 18 is a big and impressive number......sorry about the flu and flu again....ugh, but good that you got bed head. Carrot onesie reminds me of that crazy what the fox said video craze,don't need another mindless phrase sitting in my head. xox

see you there! said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I laughed at vid and carrot onsie. Of course my first thought was I just drove over that bridge, the GG bridge. Felt right a home.

Darla

lorik said...

I 'd forgotten how lively and expressive your work is...fantastic! It is amazing what you can do with an ordinary bottle! :)

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