Saturday, November 28, 2009

Family Jokes and Pastel Cheerios

My youngest son will have a birthday soon, and it's difficult to find gifts for my sons ( that I can afford). After a lot of thought I decided to do a painting that references a Far Side cartoon from many years ago, that we all consider a family joke. The cartoon showed a guy pushing on a door that said 'pull' and the sign above the door said School for the Gifted. We always got a laugh from that because all of my children were identified as gifted and we could relate. I hope he gets the joke, but I'm sure he will. It was really fun to make this. I used molding paste to give it texture. What do you think? I'm including a check of course.

Remember I said I had a table full of polymer clay? Well, I've spent too many hours playing around with it, trying to master some simple ideas before I get too involved. I love the feel of it! Have you heard of Steampunk? I hadn't until I saw some jewelry on Etsy and I've tried to make some of my own to give to my nieces for Christmas. I have all the findings in my stash of jewelry making items.

And, finally, my little happy painting. I mean, the other day, I was frustrated with my angel painting and I grabbed a 12x12 board and started painting. I've had pastel colors in my head for awhile, so now they have come out. Still not finished, by the way.

My Thanksgiving was warm and cozy. I am so thankful for my friends who include me in family celebrations. Even though I couldn't see my children, it was ok because of my friends. I hope you all had wonderful days, also. Enjoy those leftovers.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Deborah, Long time no see. Your energy jumps off the page with all that you've been up to.
So many blogs to visit and SO little time. I could literally, never move from the computer and that would be bad.
Merry Christmas!

Dean Grey said...


I love the door painting! The handle was the finishing touch! It's clear to see, so much love and detail went into it.

The hearts have such a unique shape to them! Love those too!