Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bad Hare Day

A bit of a cop out going on here. Well, you see, I just know I'm not going to have enough time to create my purple entry for Inspiration Avenue this week without putting myself under undue pressure so I'm showing you a couple of purple pieces I made earlier!

The first is also rather topical since I am indeed suffering a severe case of the bad hair day. I actually looked better with bed hair this morning than I did after shampoo, conditioner, 'styling' and product had all attacked my mop. My hair has never been a tame puss cat, more like a Tasmanian devil I think. Fine; straight; brown. A cause of much distress to my mother over the years. As a child she'd torture me with rollers and granny-style hairdryers before parties - you know the kind, they look like you're wearing a bucket on your bonce. I grew up believing not that blondes had more fun, but that you needed to look like Shirley Temple to be popular (love you really Mum!).

So, we have a purple homage to the bad hair day. This was painted as a preliminary sketch for .... drum roll...... my commissioned piece! Look at me... A proper artist or what? I rather foolishly forgot to capture the final work in digital technivision but you get the gist.

Below we have a piece entitled simply 'Sister's birthday card'. The small blue flower in the middle is from my ephemera stash and I created the painting around it with acrylics and ink. I was rather chuffed when she framed it and gave it pride of place on the bedroom wall.

18 comments:

  1. oh I bet your hair looks wonderful...I love this piece with the bunny...heheheh....you are a riot with the bad HARE day!!!

    Wonderful pieces of art and great read....

    Hugs
    Diana

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  2. I LOVE, LOVE this card and the bad hare day--I have alot of those hare days :)

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  3. Well Done! I like the whimsical Bad Hare day. And congratulation of being a "real" artist! You deserve it! :)

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  4. I love the bad hair day.... Well we all knew you were a real artist.

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  5. Ah yes...the very spikey hair rollers that we were forced to sleep in so that our hair looked lovely in the morning. Unfortunately, they caused such a bad nights sleep that all our hair was completely tangled in them and the hairstyle looked a mess in the end anyway! Several people have favourably commented on my framed birthday card.

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  6. ~i love your imagination and thought process...you speak and create outside the box...always with wonderful words to share on our visual journey...i like them both very much...brightest blessings~

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  7. hahaha!!! bad hare day indeed!! that's brilliant my fren :) BRILLIANT!!! the birthday card is fabulous ... i would frame it up too you know :))

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  8. Love the bad Hare, and can totally commiserate the "bad hair" mine's fine, blonde (the dull kind) and confused- half curly and half straight......love your purple entries!
    Have a great day!

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  9. I love purple...I love these purple pieces - I'd frame both of them! And I'd like to join your bad hare club please.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'd love to see Flamenco in Spain someday...sigh.... :)

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  10. The bad hair day is just brilliant!

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  11. Ha ha I love "Bad Hare Day" - very funny and lovely art!

    On a side note, I've always liked that poem you mentioned on the IAE blog - when I'm old, I'm determined to "wear purple, with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me" and run my walking stick along the railings too! ;)

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  12. Oh, Lisa, I just love this one! The night sky in the background is genius!

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  13. Wow! What a brilliant idea! I love her purple flowing hair! I wish my bad hair days would be more like hers! I just get a very big, frizz ball ;-)

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