Sunday, April 29, 2012

Perfect Saturday

A perfect Saturday morning. It's pouring rain outside. I love it when it rains all day.  I started my day with a Starbucks coffee.

Yes, above that is Grizzly's legs sticking up in the air.

My perfect day is art, coffee, and dumb scary movies. Coffee, check! Art, check! Good scary movies, check! The dog is not part of this, (other than company) he's just like the sofa or a chair, only hairy and disgusting and always hungry. Today was doggy bath day, but it's too miserable. He needs a bath, really bad...

 This morning's art project is a couple of journal pages. I make a collage of papers, working in antique papers, old sheet music and tissue papers. I adhere them with "Mod Podge".

 The sofa beside me is my collection of papers. I'm squeezed in on one side. Actually I'm sitting on papers and the clicker for the TV.

Great scary movie. I'm distracted and now can't paint. Where do they find these haunted mansions and why is this one,  in this movie about a GIANT crocodile?

 AHHHH, here come the giant Croc! He's suppose to be 30 feet long but all the plants are normal size... I really need to stop finding everything wrong with the movie and just enjoy it. I really need to stop watching TV and start painting.

This is the pup in the movie that survives leaping through the giant crocodile's mouth like a circus act. Sometimes Griz wakes up and starts barking when the puppy on TV barks.

Here is the girl about to be eaten because her foot is stuck in a tree branch and she can't escape. It's the middle of the night and there just happens to be 'side lighting' so we can see the attack. Back to painting...

 Next step,  I stamp and write.

 And then I coat with a film of white paint. This is also when I "texture" the pages with different materials like bubble wrap and chain mail. I just happen to have chain mail hanging around from Chuck's "Knight Wardrobe".

Oh! Back to the crocodile!!!

 Ok, so they manage to kill the monster croc and only the two lover's survive (out of 15 people) But wait! Are those giant croc eggs off in the distance??? OF COURSE!!! "Giant Crocodile 2" is coming on next!

Back to the journal. A close up of page left.

A close up of page right.
This is not the entire picture because I'm copying the painting from another artist, for practice. That's not allowed, and for that reason, I'm only showing a small section of the painting.
It's far from finished.  But I have time today.
It's raining, I have art, coffee, Griz for company and a total line up of scary movies all day. :)


  1. i just blew coffee out of my nose because you made me laugh in mid-sip.

    1. I wish you were here watching movies, drinking coffee and making art. We could listen to the rain and watch Toby and Griz sleep.

  2. You are just to funny! You should start to write a comic book!

    1. Is that dog of mine gross or what?? Hee hee!