Thursday, April 16, 2015

Grimy Girl

We just got back from vacation in the Great Smokey Mountains and had a great time.  Picked up a few goodies while we were gone and one of my favorites was a new book to steal quotes out of - 1939's Building Good Health.   
Health books weren't nearly that good when I was in school.  Quirky touches in this tome include handwritten notes by the original owner and her name written several times throughout - I imagine she did most of that when she wasn't paying attention in class... 
Linking to Paint Party Friday and



Our son, Caleb (aged 13), likes to play with my kneaded eraser - I never know what shape I am going to find it in - I love the alien.  Last night we were watching Survivor and this gem slipped out of him - "If I was Bill Gates I'd spend all my money on obstacle courses."
Kids - gotta love them!

18 comments:

Giggles said...

Pretty painting...great luck on the quote book! Adorable alien and out of the mouths of babes...love how kids think...so much fun!

Hugs Giggles

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful painting, and fun story about the book ;o)
Your son is very talented with his sculptures on knitted eraser! Very creative

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab, super background too.

Sandy said...

What a cute thing to say hope you pop that in your journal somewhere. What a find a quote book. I love your painting she really looks like she is pondering that quote..
Happy PPF
Sandy :)

Nic McLean said...

I love this - beautiful face and gorgeous colours. I love that your son shapes your eraser and I laughed out loud at his quote - brilliant - I can't think of a better world for a 13 year old than one covered in obstacle courses!!

Sirkka said...

Beautiful face and eraser art!

alarmcat said...

love Grimy Girl. the background is so pretty. and i love the blue paint on her shoulders. oh, and i love the eraser art from your son ... so much talent in your family :)

bellefrogworks said...

The girl is lovely and I love the quirky quotes. I like quirky!!!

SonjaK said...

Love this painting! The girl looks so real and vital. So happy to have stumbeled over your blog again. It always makes my day seeing such happy art as yours. Have to see more of it. :o)

Jeanet Almhøj said...

Stunning work. I especially love your strong colors. Thanks for sharing thse

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

heehee I love your son's sense of humor. We all need more obstacle courses in this world. :))))

JKW said...

I like the painting and the quotes. Your son's very creative eraser art is fun. Blessings, Janet, PPF

Ester said...

I like your girl painting, she looks nice :).

denthe said...

Pretty girl, and I absolutely adore that quote :-) Your son does amazing things with your eraser ....

whenflowerrules said...

I really love this girl :) So pretty and colourful :) I also really love you creative son's work,it is wonderful ;)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

the alien is genius... as is your painting. I look forward to seeing you use a lot more of the quotes in your work

pauline said...

omg, i cracked up at the alien... and the PIZZA!! Hilarious. How fun is that. Caleb sounds brilliant. Anyone who would spend billions on something fun like obstacle courses is my champion. :) Love the painting Michelle. I love the "messiness" around this one. And your color choice. Those eraser sculptures made my day. i hope you post more of his creations. xx

Karen Smithey said...

Love the painting, and how fun to find an old book for some great quotes! I have a book from the fifties that I bought second hand when I was in college (in the eighties). My college roommate and I had a favorite quote, to use when meeting boys: "Oh, that looks terribly difficult! Is that the sort of thing a girl could do?"

We thought that one was hilarious!