Phoning It In

I’m totally going to go all lazy on your asses today because a) I’m tired of my apartment b) the temp outside is allegedly above freezing – even with windchill and c) Pearl Paint is having a two-for-one sale on acrylic, baby.

Orange You Wishing I'd Picked Another Color?
Orange You Wishing I'd Picked Another Color?

You see, it turns out orange is just a bad color for a portrait.  I’ve tried and tried but poor Brady just looks like a lump Easter egg gone horribly wrong.  I think this shade just doesn’t have enough hue saturation to meet my needs.  (Even I found that last sentence incredibly boring.)  Regardless, I need to expand my palette…and possibly shelve poor Brady for a bit…and maybe try a different face…or maybe break up with Brady forever.  The possibilities are endless, really.

I’m a wild woman – you can’t predict my next move.

Unless you’re predicting that my next move will be to drag my ass  into Manhattan and skip through the towering aisles of acrylics in my favorite shop on Canal Street.  Then you’d be spot on.

Don’t gloat – I did give you some pretty solid hints first.

I’ve finished my little work project, so I may be posting fewer bizarre links for you darlings.  Then again, Creamed Corn insists on sending me things that I can never un-see.  If by some freakish accident he sends me a link that doesn’t make me claw my eyes out, maybe I’ll pass it along.  In the meantime, here’s one last video I found in last week’s paid web stumblings.

…and no, they are NOT my parents.*  (There’s no exercise ball mentioned, after all.  Plus my parents are WAY cuter.)

*Cue Mom calling to yell at me in 5…4…3…2…


  1. You know, I had to look it up to be sure. A word in your blog made me second guess myself. The foodie in me had to check on the artist in you, and we share a homonym. Palette vs. Palate. To expand my palate would be to try some new foods and test some new taste buds. To expand your palette would be to try on some new colors, essentially making your actual color palette bigger. Both work in pretty much the same manner, but I don’t think the first person to coin the phrase had the intention of making the phrase transferable or transwhateverwordgoeshere. Interesting discovery. Can you tell I’m working on my taxes?

  2. OMFG….Are those real people in that one last video?????? I am so never letting my child out of the house again!!!! Her eyes will give me nightmares for weeks!!!

    Hmmm…Maybe I’ll give them a call
    .-= mrsblogalot´s last blog ..No Talking on Mars =-.

  3. Is it just me, or should someone call Adam Walsh to see if that woman was kidnapped by that guy a few years back? How old is that video?? He looks like a total vagnapper to me!!! Just sayin. OMG…No way, first off, total definition of the old saying “You would fall in love and I would fall asleep” wtf, monotone much??!!

    Can’t even talk about her, poor dead-eyed woman, vagnapped at a young age, forced to perform sexual acts for Monotone Manny from South Carolina for all these years. **hand smooths brow to prevent need for botox** Oh my, where is my wine glass, I need a drink.
    .-= Wicked Shawn´s last blog ..Wicked Crazy….. =-.

    1. Holy God I love it when the comments are better than the post. Vagnapped is totally my new favorite word. I’ve already started with the wine on your behalf. The things I do for my readers…

  4. vagnapped really did upstage you.
    where is keepingyouawake. i think you pay him.

    so you are a prolific artist too?
    seriously, what will it be next?
    .-= magda´s last blog ..Enough Already =-.

    1. Hardly prolific. I seem to churn out a whole painting every 3 or 4 months. Then again, I still have both my ears to it seems like a fair trade.

      I think keepingyouawake might have been vagnapped…

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