Some weeks are so messy and insane and magnificent all rolled into one
that you just have to sit back and take a breath and enjoy it
This has been one of those weeks... full of wild and wonderful happenings
like heading out for Japanese just so I can get one of these bottles to paint
I had been obsessing about it ever since I saw them last time we went
so off we go to Motto Motto again just so I could get one
it was worth the insane sugar high from drinking the stuff to get the magical bottle to paint
I have to admit to having a soft spot for Japanese restaurants where they yell at you on the way in and out... I think all restaurants should adopt that practice...
lucky for me Sinus and Phants are used to indulging me
and we spent a very pleasurable drive home working out what we would yell at people if we owned a restaurant... I can't remember what we came up with thanks to the remaining sugar high, but they were all suitably hilarious at the time.
other work, whims and obsessions this week
have seen me working like a wild paintbrush wielding dervish
I have painted up my latest food obsession which is green smoothies
a little frog goes a long way it turns out ...
I do wish Phants was young again so I could tell her that I whacked Kermit in the blender
One of my proudest parenting moments was a four year old Phants asking a butcher if the tray of cutlets was Mary's lamb... it is sad I will never get to hear that four year old cutie ask for a Kermit smoothie...
when I said that to her the other day she just shook her head
and said something under her breath
I thought I heard the words Sad and Cow muttered but that couldn't be right could it
Kermit smoothies have been needed though because it has been busy
I have been preparing some of my perfume bottles for a digital exhibition in Jeddah
recorded videos for the class announcement next Tuesday
yep... I am teaching a class!
taped my contribution to a different blog course
prepped three more illustration projects
and I worked on an illustration job that saw me painting rosebuds, coconut palms,wild strawberries and one horned rhinos just to name a few
add to all that I came into the studio to see the drawing of the one horned rhino giving the hairy eyeball to my pen which led to a whole morning amusing myself while I worked by imagining the conversations between said rhino and pen during the night
come to think of it maybe I did hear Phants refer to me as a sad cow after all
I also was subjected to some random conversations with Phantom
who appears to have been having a rather abstract thinking week
a proofed a short story she wrote for her narrative class about someone live baiting zombies on a conveyer belt which was hooked up to a generator to create zombie power
there was a long conversation about whether the shirt she was wearing was a shirt or a sweater... I came out on the side of sweater/jumper
Phants chose to disagree... for a very long fifteen minutes
then the other day she walked in out of the blue and just said
too much yeast, too little bowl ...then turned on heel and left
still have no clue what she was referring to as it is one of our favourite quotes from the Gilmore Girls and is pulled out at various times... and not always in reference to cooking
but I admit it has been preying on my mind at weird times
Come to think of it that is what I would yell at people when they came into my restaurant
Too much yeast, too little bowl...that would be genius wouldn't it
and on the way out I would yell my other favourite Gilmore Girls quote...
Yeah, I'm not feeling so good, I have a haunted leg
I really need to think seriously about buying a Japanese restaurant
It may just be my calling...
Happy Painting all...xx
Tuesday's post link is here if you missed it...