I may have mentioned once or twice in fleeting passing that I enjoy painting. Well, someone who shall remain nameless has basically told me to put up or shut up! So here are few pieces lurking around the house.
This is a bin.
An 'umble Ikea bin such as what knows its place and doffs its cap or tugs a forelock as required. It has lurked around our house since Princess Curly-Wurly was just a small wee thing; been painted a variety of colours with a handful of texture thrown in at various points. Until one day I said 'NO! No more my little wooden Marhbarkelhurgen!' All very friendly like you understand.
This is one of my favourite styles of folk art painting. It is based on the fruit of Peter Ompir, a world-reknowned American painter. I love the simplicity and brilliance of colour in his work. O.K. this is probably too much geekiness for you all but really are those little men not just fabulous? (aah go on, follow the link.)
This is a decoration I painted over ten tears ago and its seasonal home is on the mirror in the hall.
I like his cheery face.
This was just about the first lot of serious shading I did. Yes serious, there was no fun to be had doing all of that bloody floating of colour let me tell you! Plus for some reason my bells all seem to be sporting Zapata stylee moustaches!
So instead of 'Jingle Bells' mine probably play the 'Mexican Hat Dance'!
Unlike so many who have sufficiently interesting lives to lead that the computer will be all dark and sad over Christmas I will be here. Probably. Unless C.K. catches me and hides the computer at the bottom of a dark well. Or me. If you don't hear from me for sometime please send blankets.
And the police!
Wishing all y'all a fabulous festive season
and looking forward to a
delightful 2008 in the blogoverse!