Saturday, 18 October 2014

My Coronation ...


It has been quite the week I have to say
 lots of plans being made and changes sneaking in
 exciting projects and happenings are afoot
 all sorts of fun stuff that I can't quite tell you about just yet
 but enough has been happening to have me spinning and whirling like a mad thing
  so what do I do when my brain is going 5 squillion miles an hour
  and I am so hyped my voice comes out something akin to a chipmunk on acid?
  I make Pinterest inspired washi tape decorated straws 


Pinterest is kind of my happy place
I look at all those boards of people who are organised, making cool projects,
decorating like pros and creating food that looks delicious
and while cruising my feed I revel in the delusion that I too could create such wonders
of course most attempts at anything Pinterest related
have resulted in epic fails on a level that can only be imagined
I actually see Sinus and Phantom sneaking worried looks at the mere mention of the word
but no longer am I a Pinterest embarrassment
thanks to some straws and a bit of washi tape
I am basking in Pinterest glory
and so that this moment is immortalised I painted up the success
which I must admit was almost as fun as actually making these little buggers


you may be scoffing and snorting at the sorry achievement that I am celebrating
but let me point out that it now gives me a success story
which can be used to counter the eye rolling, smirks and general angst that accompany the mention of planned projects
no longer will I need to quietly retreat to my reading chair
and pretend to be emailing while cruising for projects
in fact I am hereby declaring myself Queen of Pinterest
ok... that might be a bit much
but when you come from spectacular depths to dizzy heights you are a queen in my books
it is heady stuff I have to say
so my subjects, I bid you a royal catch ya later
happy painting all...xx

PS ... I now have a Facebook Art Page... click on the facebook icon on the side to like it
or maybe just click here... xx

Tuesday's post link is here...







23 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Oooh,er, missus, I'm liking those straws. Pretty pretty. Are they still usable or for decorative purposes only? I have straws. I have washi. Lots and lots of washi. Including that cute housie one you have there too. Hmm, a fun 'Wee Man' activity perhaps. Or maybe not, I'd have no blue left; that's all he would use, lol. I like the mason jar mug you have there too, btw. Looking forwrd to seeing what you're getting up to next ((hugs)) :o) xxxx

Carol said...

Loving those straws!!!! I have avoided Pinterest for a while I wanted to do so many things I saw there I was getting frustrated trying to choose which one :) Of course these days it really doesn't take much to frustrate me anymore LOL!

Rita said...

Lovely straws--both in real life and in your painting. I think I am glad I am not on Pinterest. I think I might get lost for hours. ;)

Polly Birchall said...

You are absolutely pricesless!¬!!! Will check out your fb page. See you there

Giggles said...

I am loving this assortment of yummy colour all sketched up!! Can't wait to hear more of those happenings in the future that are stirring that crazy pot that is your mind!! Despite how much you argue, you are the QUEEN of tea cups in my mind... NOT the queen of pinterest... lol

Have a washi tape wrapped straw week my friend!

Hugs Giggles

soulbrush said...

PInterest Queen.You are the best. I can hardly keep up with fb let alone PI, but I am on it too. 5 squillion miles an hour- snap that's me too! Have a great weekend. xx

Nicola McLean said...

Ooh I'm intrigued at threes plans that are afoot-can't wait to hear all! I love this painting-the colours are wonderful. I adore pinterest. Many many hours disappear in apinnjng haze. I've just discovered anewapp called wanelo which is similar but dangerous as when you find things you like you can click to buy it and get taken straight to the shops website-I've already bought a new sweater after being on it a day! !

Neet said...

Love the straws - and the title is well deserved. Log may you reign.
Neet xx

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE this wonderful, and oh so colorful illustration Tracey! I recognize the washi tape with the houses-I have it too:)

Netty said...

A chipmunk on acid is a perfect expression Trace, so can relate to that.

Keep on having fun and love the drawings. Happy PPF, hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Those are the cutest straws!!! Love it!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Pinterst is soooooooooo addictive. I try to limit my looking but there are endless projects that's for sure. Sweet drawing of your straws and washi, which I also love. xox

Tam Hess said...

I still don't understand pintrest. Sad I know, but I pin to it and never look around and get to know it. SOmeday...

LOVE those straws. Can't wait to see what you are up to :)

Tam

JackieP Neal said...

Gorgeous! Tracey! Your painting is more realistic than the real still!! heehee-Is that possible?! xo

Tammie Dickerson said...

Such a happy and cheerful painting for this week! Congrats on your epic success and many bows to the Queen of Pinterest :)

Beth Niquette said...

Your artwork is so wonderful--and it is uniquely you. I love your style. Your artwork fills my eyes to the brim.

pauline said...

Damn right you're the QUEEN OF PINTEREST. I also crown you the Queen of Clooney - even if he's finally found a bride. We all know it'll be temporary. ;-) Beautiful, colourful artwork Tracey. Love coming here for a visit. xx

Neesie said...

Hail QUEEN OF PINTEREST! ;D
Making straws is just beyond my imagination never mind capabilities.
Intrigued about your plans afoot... I'm beginning to hyperventilate and I'm not even involved!
Gorgeous artwork as ever and I'm pressing all the buttons so I don't miss anything.
xoxo

Michellem said...

I spy Artsyville washi tape - plus those straws are so fun!!
As the self-titled Queen of Pinterest you may need to brush up on your royal wave and dust off your tiara - your subjects are waiting. . .

Michellem said...

I spy Artsyville washi tape - plus those straws are so fun!!
As the self-titled Queen of Pinterest you may need to brush up on your royal wave and dust off your tiara - your subjects are waiting. . .

Sandra Busby said...

Oh I can SO relate to that Tracey! I always imagine myself to be some sort of creation Queen, sitting amongst crafty goodies in an immaculately clean and organised house, making wonderful handmade creations - in January - as gifts for the following Christmas... and then I wake up! ;0)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

ooohhhh I love all these bright colors. The straws are so cool. I have and keep straws. I know I am weird. LOL Always enjoy your posts
Nicole/Beadwright

Cindy D. said...

Beautiful, fun illustration! And oh my goodness, the Pinterest. I know you know this, but there are NOT hordes of Martha Stewarts out there. Don't let it make you feel bad! (Even in a silly way.) :D