AND I'm celebrating - I have my 100th subscriber!!!! I'm going to have a giveaway next week to celebrate - I'll post a painting and anyone who wants it can email me, I'll put names in a hat and whoever wins gets it for $10 postage. Yay!!!! Thank you all, you are amazing!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thank God I Don't Have A Real Job....
Because the SMALLEST thing throws me! This is not a 'Daily Painting' - it's an abstract sunset done a couple of days ago, and it's 11x14, done in acrylics. My actual Daily Painting is loaded in my camera at the studio, which I forgot when I bolted out the door today. See.... yesterday there was this ADORABLE tiny mouse in the DRAIN of my sink - hiding there because he (or she) heard me when I came in, and it couldn't get out. So I left it alone, and washed up in the bathroom sink before I left so I wouldn't disturb it. Well, today I came in and....hmmm... still there, standing on my chunk of brush soap, EATING it. It occurred to me - the mouse COULD not get out of the slop sink! DUH! How thirsty/hungry must it have been to have been drinking the soap water and eating soap??? So, I made a 'ladder' out of scratched cardboard, gave it a little bit of fresh water in a jar top, and bits of muffin and left it to figure it's way out. Only it couldn't even make itself eat or drink, it was so sick and weak from the soap! So as I painted today it slowly DIED - and although I did two daily paintings (the final hydrangea, I promise, and a really different painting after that) I was a little freaked & sad about the (now expired) mouse. So I ran out (with Paco, of course) and left the camera there. I'll grab it tomorrow a.m. and post.