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Year Of The Pig…

A little birdy told me that 2019 is the year of the pig.  The Chinese New Year starts on February 5th but I decided to start celebrating a bit earlier…

Have you ever eaten a pig in a blanket?  Small sausages wrapped in dough and baked.

Today’s weird bird is about a bird bundled in a (pig) blanket:

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This bird is resting on a branch after “pigging out” over the holidays! (I can so relate…) Lol! 🙂

Before Weird Bird Wednesday started, I was creating weird birds, such as The Pigsney Birds from 2015.

A little whimsy and word play to give you a smile and brighten your day!

Cheers! 🙂

Wacky Animal Prints

I had fun creating more Gelli-Plate Prints recently for the online class with Carla Sonheim.

After making an animal head as a stencil, our assignment was to cut it into four unequal quadrants and make monoprints.

Like a puzzle, pieces could be added or subtracted on each layer so the final prints were a little bit of a mystery.

Next, we were to add paint pens to complete our animals.  I used Posca paint pens which are opaque and cover most surfaces.

Below is one wild hare print before and after the paint pens:

We had the option to add eyes or a nose so I also included a bow tie! 😃

Below is a pig I did – before and after:

And two more, they look like “party” animals to me!

I also created some face “masks” in spirit of Halloween.  I hope to post them tomorrow.

I hope these wacky animal prints give you a smile today!

Cheers! 🙂

 

My Doodle With A Story

I created this “Story Doodle” and posted it previously on April 30th.  Now I have completed my story to go with it:

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First Row – Starting on the top, left:

In a lively village with a big oak tree, lived a young, handsome baker who owned a tiny Bakery.  Each morning, people from the small village would line up outside his shop to purchase a loaf of bread or a fresh scone.

One day, a lovely, young lady appeared at the store counter.  She had long, golden hair and he couldn’t help but stare into her deep green eyes.  When he realized he was entranced by her beauty, his face turned several shades of red.  The lovely lady who was a bit shy but smitten by his attention, ordered several loaves of his famous olive bread.  On her first bite of this heavenly bread, she knew she was in love with the baker.

After several weeks of daily visits to his store, the handsome baker finally asked the lovely lady with emerald green eyes and hair the color of butter on a date.  They were to meet at the park in the center of the lively village next to the big oak tree.

On the day of the picnic, the sun was shining and people were outside washing their cars.  The birds were singing a happy tune and the flowers were bursting open in a rainbow of color!  The young baker could hardly contain his excitement!  He knew the lovely lady had a sweet tooth.  Inside his picnic basket, he had brought his special raspberry-filled cupcakes with gooey, vanilla frosting and a very Berry pie.

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As the young baker was laying the checkered table cloth on the ground, the beautiful young lady arrived riding on an elephant!  (Apparently, the circus was in town and the elephant’s trainer was a friend).

The young couple enjoyed the sweet goodies from the picnic basket.  The young lady tried not to eat like a pig even thought she was famished.  She told the young baker that her name was Beatrice but her friends called her Bunny.  When he told her his name was Sam, she giggled.  She remembered that she had a cat as a child, named Samantha that she had nicknamed, Sam.

Second Row – from the top:

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Sam and Bunny fell quickly in love.  It had been love at first bite for Bunny and love at first sight for Sam.  They enjoyed many walks in the park, holding hands and picking bouquets of flowers.  Roses were Bunny’s favorite flower but she also liked sunflowers.

One late afternoon, when the butterflies were dancing in the sunshine, they stopped at an ice cream stand in the park.  Sam was amazed by how much ice cream Bunny could eat!  Sam had a single-scoop, chocolate ice cream cone.  Bunny ate an ice cream cone with two scoops, two fudgesicles and an orange popsicle!  Then she washed it down with a large lemonade.

Bunny invited Sam to her home the next evening.  Sam brought three bagels and a bottle of red wine.  Bunny served cheese and crackers.

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After their light appetizer, Bunny poured them each a cup of peppermint tea to settle their stomachs.  Bunny showed Sam her bountiful garden where she had planted a variety of vegetables such as carrots, broccoli and onions.

Third Row (Are you dizzy yet?):

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Bunny later served Sam a delicious mushroom stew with the olive bread of course!  They also ate three juicy tomatoes grown from seed in her garden.

Sam learned that Bunny was an artist.  She loved to sit in her garden with the caterpillars, bees and bugs and draw owls and birds.  She also illustrated a children’s book about a giraffe.  In addition to the birds in her yard, Bunny liked to draw pumpkins and the other vegetables in her garden.  (She learned early on to not put all her eggs in one basket and draw and paint many subjects).  She was also well-known for her flower paintings.

After dinner, they decided to go for a short bike ride.  Bunny surprised Sam by riding an unicycle!

4th Row:

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The next day, Bunny stopped by Sam’s tiny bakery for a cup of coffee.  Sam surprised Bunny with three gifts!  The first gift was for a stay at a Bed and Breakfast at the beach where they could get away for a weekend trip.  The second gift was new art supplies.  And the third gift was a beautiful pearl necklace!  Bunny was delighted!

Bunny started packing right away for their trip to the beach.  She was ready to go when Sam picked her up in his Jeep.  She brought a suitcase of clothes but also three novels she wanted to read.

Fifth Row:

Bunny almost forgot her sunglasses and sunscreen but Sam reminded her that it was going to be warm.  They had a lovely weekend together and saw 100’s of butterflies.  They had so much fun that they decided to purchase a small trailer for more weekend trips.  They would bring their new pet – a pot-bellied pig, named “Oink.”  Oink had a sweet tooth like Bunny.  Bunny liked to put pink bows on Oink’s ears and walk the pig around the park while eating ice cream.

One sunny day, Sam asked Bunny to marry him.  Of course she said, “Yes!”  They soon started their family.  They had two wonderful children, a boy and a girl.  They also had a cat who they named, (you guessed it), Samantha.  They lived happily ever after in a small house next to the tiny bakery in the lively village with the big oak tree.

The End

Happy Creating!

If Pigs Could Fly

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I started this sculpture from this cute bunny:

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I then wrapped it in wire and added some natural do-dads to it:

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Kind of scary looking, huh?  Next I wrapped it with wool roving – you know the kind you felt with – and some knobby yarns.  I also sewed on shell beads for the eyes.

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I added a couple of beaded felt beads I made several years ago (remember the wool roving) and bird feathers for wings.

Cat approval

I received cat approval!  YAY!

Sometimes I just need to create something really weird!  HAPPY Friday!  🙂