Saturday, April 14, 2012

Humanimals and "Why my mom is great"!

A couple more pictures that were sketched while in the car on our recent journey to/from Florida.  Not quite sure why but I decided to sketch some girls with animal bodies.  Seemed like a good idea at the time but nobody seems to "get them" or even appreciate them like I do.
They mostly seem to weird people out.  I started with the bird girl - she started as a pencil drawing but I needed some color and the flimsy sketch paper I drew her on would never hold up to watercolors I had packed - that is until Corey pulled over and let me run into a Wal-Mart at the next exit and pick up some crayons.
When is the last time you colored with crayons?  It had been ages for me.  Not since the kiddos were little.  They were so cheap too - I got two boxes (two different brands) for a whopping total of $4.32.  Now I have so many crayons that I am thinking about doing one of those art projects where you melt them with a blowdryer.  (I will admit that I was a bit crabby when I drew snake girl but I felt much better afterwards - maybe I need to do that the next time someone aggravates me)
Now - Have you ever seen a more beautiful picture of a dessert in all your born days?  My mom hosts "family night" every Thursday at their house and my brother/I attend with our families.  It is a highlight of our week for us all to be together and mom never disappoints with her culinary creations.  A couple weeks back I commented that it would be so cool to eat a dessert like what was pictured on the Southern Living magazine and LOOK - Mom made one even more beautiful and it was as delicious as it looks!!  Jealous?
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8 comments:

Janet said...

Yes! I am jealous! That dessert looks so yummy.

I like your bird girl. She's cute. Since I'm not a big fan of snakes I'd have to pass on snake girl!! But I like the idea.

I loved to color with crayons but they've changed the formula somehow and they aren't creamy like they used to be.

veronica said...

Oh i so want to try the melting the crayon thing!!!!
Looks so cool!
The dessert looks wonderful!

Michelle said...

Your Mom is wonderful! I love pavlova, and a layered pav gets extra yummy goodness into it! I'll have to try that one day. I love the idea of having one night a week as family night. When my girls grow up, if they still live anywhere nearby, I think I might do that same thing. :-)

Your girl animals are cute. I love anything you draw, though. I just love your style.

Jill Grace said...

is it possible bird girl could eat snake girl? THat would be awesome! LOL These are so creative Michelle - it takes way more than that to weird me out :)

Jill Grace said...

is it possible bird girl could eat snake girl? THat would be awesome! LOL These are so creative Michelle - it takes way more than that to weird me out :)

jen said...

These are so creative! I think snake girl was helping carry the mood away... :) And your mom ROCKS. That looks amazing! YUM.

linda said...

wow, that dessert looks divine! I think your girls are funky cool! you have to create whatever comes out - that's what art journaling is all about!

DJ said...

I appreciate them!!! They are incredible. I hope you do more