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I had a joke book called “Scream cheese and jelly” when I was a kid. Taking the logical next step, I tried the combo that the title was based on- cream cheese and jelly sandwich. It is like having that flavored cream cheese on a bagel, but I like it way better. Why don’t more people eat cream cheese and jelly sandwiches? I guess they just like PB n J better.
Well, we had a turtle for an evening last summer. Jonathan spotted him or her on the side of the road and grabbed him (or her). We gave the turtle a carrot and left it out in the back yard, and I guess that turtle went home. We never saw it again.
We went to the pet store, and nearly bought a half price Italian Greyhound. Such a cool dog!
Luckly, we left with these two white mice. They make me think of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Meet Lola and Nibbles.
It is a week before Halloween, and Miles really loves “scarry things” and skeletons…
So we had to talk him out of naming the 2nd mouse “Witch”.
He really got the idea of having a pet mouse for the BBC show Charlie and Lola. It is great.
Wow, in the last 24 hours I have been so discouraged with my Etsy shop and recent personal work. Things just have not been selling, and I feel like so much of my work is void of meaning. The best things have been commissions, and I will continue doing those. However, my personal work needs growth. I am going to be focussing more on concept, and doing more preliminary work hoping to create a better body of narrative works and illustrations.
This is encouraging though:
Today’s article highlighting the art exhibits at the state fair. My painting, Rain in Bern, was mentioned specifically:
Lauren Pope captures the dreary rainy streets on Bern, Switzerland. The painting’s many shades of gray convey the dismal street but includes the charm of a passing bicyclist and street car.
Read all of the article here. It is funny to me that the author took time to note the influence that Pensacola Christian College has on this local art venue. Nice job PCC; perhaps this is your way of witnessing to the Gulf Coast artists.
A lot of wonderful people have been in my life giving and helping me. Now it is my turn to say thanks. Thanks!
I am having a serious sale in my etsy shop, so if you like oil paintings and are curious about ACEOs, take a look and find some PIFs and some low prices.
Also, Postcards are buy one-get one free when you type this message to the seller: Sing sing sing. Offer good until November 13th.
I have been working on some chair sketches, and took a moment to sketch in ink (my favorite medium at the moment) some cats with mustaches in stead of whiskers. This idea came from Sesame Street.
The ACEOs are in my shop now.