Friday, 29 May 2015

Queenie Finds Her King...

There is a downside to being so busy preparing my Delicious Paint class
 while working away on paid illustration jobs like a mad woman
  don't get me wrong...it is all great fun actually... and they pay me to have this fun
  so life is pretty awesome sauce
  but there is a downside, as small as it may be
 and that is I haven't had time to sketch up my solar queen's new companion until now
 good old QE 2 has finally a man in her life... a king to her queen which seems appropriate
 and seeing her serenely waving away on the window sill
 while he is all hip shaking and microphone waving is quite the thing


The only thing that could make me happier is if he had a knee that shook
and had a motion activated voice that said thank you very much every time you walked past
that would be amazing right
but he is a welcome addition to our growing solar family
which also includes a solar santa, and the picorgi... remember him?


An added bonus is that it is a constant reminder to Sinus to go and get a haircut
you see he has this hair that grows like a forest on steroids
but weirdly there is a puff of hair at the front that always grows quicker than the rest
so out of nowhere you wake up one day and it is all foofy at the front
and until he gets to the barber Sinus is absent and Elvis takes his place
which of course leads to much hilarity every time it foofs 
because we get to do Elvis impressions whenever he enters the room
not to mention some off key singing 
and more thank you very much-ing than you can poke a microphone at
all of which he hates
so of course that only makes us love it that much more


which is starting to make me think that having our new solar toy around might be a negative
if Solar Elvis reminds Sinus to get more regular haircuts
then I don't get to do my fabulous impressions and singing
and I firmly believe that it is that sort of teasing that keeps a marriage strong
nothing says I love you like a good Elvis impression
bloody QE2 had better appreciate the sacrifices I am making
happy painting all...xx


32 comments:

Sinderella's Studio said...

Okay sending you pic of my Elvis that sits on my art table! Lol

Rita said...

So funny! I love your growing collection.
So nice to be busy with things you love, too. :)
Still sick,
your Fargo friend. ;)

Nordljus said...

How cute! But he could certainly do with some knees. Sounds like a great way to keep busy.

Nic McLean said...

I love solar Elvis!! Of course he would rarely get to shake his solar powered hips over here - I wonder if they do one powered by rain? You reminded me that when wee Brodie one of our westies squats for a pee she has a tendency to keep walking forward at the same time a la Elvis hip wriggle and so everytime she does it either S or I will say 'thank you very much' - ah the hilarity - it never gets old!

Laila said...

Lol, I think there's a reason he can't wriggle his hips. Think of it, one would die in pure laughter, and alongside the queen..... ha ha it would have been an unforgetable sight.

My name is Erika. said...

That would really scare a few unknowing by passers if Mr. Elvis spoke. But what a riot it would be. Have a great weekend.

Linda Kunsman said...

OMG my hubby is an Elvis fan and would LOVE one of these! Rule in our house though is that he doesn't play Elvis songs when I'm home-and I can't play ABBA when he's home-a compromise that keeps us together:):) Great illustration of your toys!

Kate Robertson said...

What a delight. Your Elvis is a great addition to the Queen. Love your posts, they always make me smile.

Kate

alarmcat said...

what a great collection you've got going there!!

GlorV1 said...

Great illustrations. How fun.

Faye said...

What a hoot! I actually went to high school about a mile from Graceland, only it wasn't Graceland then. Elvis and I were contemporaries. Of course, I didn't know of him at that time, only when he became famous.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Solar Elvis, somehow only you and Sinus could come up with that. Thank you very much!!! xox

Tammy N said...

Such fun illustrations! Can't wait to see what you do for ICAD!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful and fun illustrations! Awesome! :)

~Rasz~ said...

Congratulations on being so busy! How great to make a living doing what you love. The rest of the post had me laughing. Great collection!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

LOL! Humor is definitely good for a marriage. I love the elvis illustration, by the way!

Danielle M said...

LOL! Nice illustrations!

VonnyK said...

I love your Elvis and how cool would it be if he could talk. I wonder if Queenie would be suitably amused. Hilarious post, poor Sinus.

Giggles said...

Sorry Tracey...I left a comment yesterday and my tab crashed... blogger is being a beawch too.... rrr...

One can only wonder what character you will collect once your hunk of burnin love gets those nasty unruly nose and ear hairs!! Chin up Sinus...bound to get worse...once you start using the out of date words for things...much like us old people do!!

Hugs Giggles

Michellem said...

Love your solar royalty!

Ayala Art said...

OMG, my new favorite word is foofy!!!!
Love the art as always... see you in U-thrive! ♥

Gillena Cox said...

this is awesome cute

much love...

susupetal said...

Oh, this made my morning here in Finland, put a smile on my face thanks!

LonettA said...

How fun! Wonderful illustrations!

laurie said...


Oh Poor Sinus,,,,
Great Elvis!
I wonder did the queen ever really meet him?

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

You're so funny and talented in both visual art and words! I know someone who would just love one of those Elvis solar light items...

blogoratti said...

Wonderful illustrations indeed!

denthe said...

Where on earth do you get all these things!? I'm always curious which unique item you will be painting next. Your house must be a thrill to walk through ;-)

Beth Niquette said...

This one made me laugh. Thank you!

Sandra Busby said...

Where on earth do you find these quirky little things??? Makes me wonder what else can be found around your house! Glad you finally had some time to paint a King for your Queen! And now I've had my 'chuckle fix' for the day ;0)

JKW said...

I love this collection and you painted it. Good going. Blessings, Janet PPF

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

I don't believe it - you love junk! :))))))))
Funny :D :D :D

Tinna ✐